Embroidered Circus Quilt – WIP

Here are the fabrics I’m going to use in my next embroidered quilt. I guess this isn’t quite a WIP yet, except that I am sketching some design ideas. The adorable circus fabric is “Circus Time” in periwinkle, and was purchased from superbuzzy, a store with the cutest Japanese fabrics. It’s decorator weight (70% cotton, 30% linen), so I purchased a muslin-colored Kona cotton for the embroidered squares to compensate for the slightly thicker circus fabric. The striped fabric is from Jo-Ann Fabrics and originally had a bright white background which I tea-dyed. The floss is Danish Flower Thread (Gordon gave me a complete set for my birthday this year) and I thought it looked good with the circus print which also has a rather dull finish like flower thread. Lastly, the cute circus designs came from a vintage coloring book shared with me by the wonderfully generous Chelsea Ann at ittybittybirdy.

I am excited to finish up the alphabet quilt top and get started on some new embroidery, since it’s way too hot to do any hand quilting yet.


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