ELNA EMBROIDERY INSPIRATION: EMBROIDER CUTE BLOCKS FOR BABY QUILTS

I AM BUILDING A COLLECTION OF EMBROIDERED BLOCKS LIKE THIS ON MY QUILT WALL IN PINKS, BLUES & OTHER PASTILLE COLOURS…………….TO MAKE BABY QUILTS AS GIFTS FOR FRIENDS………and just because I can and love to!

Notice that the body of the sheep is an applique. I use fleece, minkee or terry towelling as the applique fabric and the result is a really cute quilt with sections that babies just love to touch! (Actually truth be told: it isn’t only babies who love the feel of minkee and similar fabrics?!)

Here is a completed quilt using 6 blocks and polka dot flannel fabric for the sashing.

One thing I have found is that if you omit the batting when sandwiching the baby quilt, and use minkee or fleece for the backing fabric, the result is a much softer, cuddlier quilt  – which is what we want for babies.  Try it….you may like it as much as I do.

The embroidered blocks may be done on the ELNA 9500 or Elna 9600 using the SQUARE 8 inch hoop. Similar embroideries can, of course, also be done using the B hoop or 5×7 inch size hoop on the ELNA 8200; 8300; 8600 OR 820 embroidery machines. The blocks will be rectangular as opposed to the square one I used, and will be smaller so more blocks may be needed for each quilt…….but it is still very do-able.

NOTE THE DIMPLE MINKEE BACKING ON THIS QUILT.

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About lizafrica

I work in the Education Dept at Janome & Elna, Canada and LOVE to sew. I have been employed full time in the sewing and quilting industry for almost 30 years so I bring a wealth of sewing knowledge & expertise to this blog. I enjoy all forms of sewing from quilting to sewing garments to machine embroidery and software. Pretty much everything in my life is seen through the eyes of a passionate sewer! I am constantly on the look out for fun, innovative and inspiring ideas to share with you all on this blog. I also love to read, knit , travel and spend time with my family and friends.
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