The pattern for this eye-catching winter quilt comes form the book Merry Christmas Quilts. We had the idea of incorporating machine embroidery into the quilt.
We used the machine embroidery design Cardinal in the photo-stitch technique and Holly Berry in the cross-stitch technique.
The original pattern offers to make an appliqued cardinal, but we used the embroidery design Cardinal, instead. We pieced the top first, then made the embroidery.
We also made the embroidery of the Holly Berry branches in the corners of the quilt.
The quilting is free-motion and was done on a regular sewing machine. We used stippling around the embroidery and in-the-ditch quilting all over the feathered star.
We hope that you like the style and inspiration behind this particular quilt.
Here is another quilt, made uisng the same pattern - the Sunflower Summer Wall Hanging. Read more...
You can buy the book "Merry Christmas Quilts" with the Cardinal quilt pattern and many other interesting patterns here.