Hand Embroidery and Beading on Stenciled Fabric

I wanted to make a quilt with a simple shape. I chose the apple since it is my favorite winter fruit. My goal was to work with this shape, do some variations to make it interesting, and at the same time end up with a set of cohesive blocks so I can sew them together to make a quilt!

I started designing stencils in my Silhoutte Cameo Machine. I made five different ones. This is the first one in the series.
Colored plain white muslin with paintsticks. Sew strips of fabric around.
With polyester batting underneath, since I'm planning to do trapunto sew around the shapes with Aurifil 12 weight.
It looked like this when I finished.
Then, I used the same thread to add hand embroidery and seed beads for details. Next time I will show you the next block.


  1. Very nice. I like the effect.

  2. Replies
    1. Thank you Susan and with this technique is easy to do shading.

  3. Very nice! My friend has one of those machines. She has had a lot of fun with it.

    1. Yes, it is a fun machine Sylvia.Each time I use it I find a *new* trick :)

  4. ohhh this turned out great - thanks for sharing the process. I should try some of this since I have all the stuff!


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