TX Mockingbird Panel Hand Embroidery

I had a most enjoyable weekend hand embroidering on my Texas Mockingbird Panel. I was determined to get all the machine embroidered patches sewn to the background. I have a nice collection of variegated specialty yarn samples that were given to me. They've been waiting for the perfect project and I believe this is that project. It was fun to see what effect they had when combined with the buttonhole and the crossed buttonhole stitches.

I love everything about this wallhanging; especially the rough and rugged look!












As I was stitching on this woodpecker I could hear a woodpecker in the pine trees!


Have a Creative Day, Y'All!

15 comments :

  1. Many many nice textures in this piece!

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    1. Yes, I am starting to feel more comfortable increasing the amt of textures. I hope by the end this will be very heavy with all manner of goodness!

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  2. Yes, I am with Rian on this for sure. You got such a great variety of textures that it looks supremely tactile sitting on my end of things-like I can imagine what it would feel like if I was touching it. Really pretty colors too.

    Oh, and I don't know if I said how much I like that previous piece too. The back fits so well but I really love that color combo on the front.

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    1. I love the soft colors on this one too--a few pieces are from my own clothes. Wes contributed the bottom of one of his shirts too!

      Thanks, Libby, the previous quilt is really one of a kind!

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  3. Looking great!
    Love the new blog format too...I'm thinking of changing mine to a simple template and making it wider for big pictures like this....

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    1. I've had this format about a year now! You need to come visit more often.

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  4. Such pretty birds! I can see that sewing the patches down would be difficult. Is this what you needed the pliers for? Stitching with hand tools?

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    1. Yes, the butterfly was a booger to stitch down!

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  5. love the variety of stitches and textures in this! Looking very good!

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  6. Hi Debra, I was admiring your blocks in the CQJP2012 website, and decided to come and visit your blog. I'm absolutely speechless - you are so creative! Your work is just fabulous...I love the theme of sewing for the CQJP challenge. You are an inspiration ;-)

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  7. Really nice hand work Debra, I like this block very much.

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  8. Great textures Debra. I really like the colors too and there is no doubting the theme or central focus. Nice work!

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  9. That's so interesting, with variety in the creatures, variety in the textures, and in the stitching. I like the stitching on the piece near the blue lace, because it seems to go with the background behind that bird. Each one is so unique, and I think this block HAS to win for most number of laces creatively used!

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