Flannel Baby Quilt

This flannel quilt is simple in its appearance and construction. I was thinking a baby’s close up view of the world, about the spaces between the meeting of matter, and how those meetings blur into lines.

The finished size is 57″ by 58″. Robert Kaufman flannel is the front fabric.¬† Aurifil thread is used for the sewing and quilting.


For the back fabric a plain blue Robert Kaufman quilting cotton. The print fabrics used in the backing and binding are from Abi Hall’s collection “Jurassic Jamboree” for Moda.


Here is the original concept. Creating one-off designs is one of the reasons I love to make quilts and embroidery pieces. Translating an idea from one form to the next presents a natural challenge for me.








We are launching a Kickstarter later today for a one-off embroidery series! Click here to check it out. Thanks for the support and kind words.


Mitosis Phase One: WIP

Mitosis Phase One is near to my heart. In December I put the first stitches down, and realized I was looking at a bunch of cells. The void in all the cells started to make me wonder about what’s happening inside of each one. I decided to investigate and found a cell hot with division.


Back Stitch looking fluid front and back.


Notice the voids between the cells, the Back stitch, and the weave of the fabric.


The cell starting up Mitosis.


The colors soften as the process picks up momentum.


All of this creating has helped us get to a new point: we are going to be launching a Kickstarter project soon. It’s an embroidery wall art project focusing on science and art. Keep an eye out in the next couple of weeks for updates.

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Embroidered Penguins

This piece is inspired by Nana, one of the most wonderful people I know. She loves penguins. She loves the way they nest, eat, and make community. Penguins are captivating. I think it is safe to say the penguin is cute. I started to sketch a few ideas  for a piece.


Then I refined and simplified the idea.


After a recent blue thread disaster with another project, I keep much better records. DMC is currently my thread company of choice.


During the sketching period we made a visit to the glass studio demo at the Chrysler Museum. At the studio there is a wall for visitors to leave a sketch and it may be grabbed by a glassblower and made during one of their daily demonstrations. I drew a penguin, and here are the amazing results.


A view inside of the glass penguin.


And here is another inside of a project. Although many embroidery  backs are covered I often find myself falling in love with them. What I enjoy is the relaxed version of the image, sort of like a watercolor.


A metal D ring for a hook.


The front of the piece. It is filled with a thin layer of wool batting.


Seed stitch and St. George Cross stitch.


Stem stitch gold rings.


Coral stitch for a pebbly beach.


These penguins have French knot eyes and Satin stitch bodies.




Thank you for stopping by and for all the support.

Brambleton Threads recently became an LLC, and my husband is helping with the business. We hope to have some more information coming up soon on projects focusing in embroidery and quilting with custom designs.

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Sun Embroidered

2016, like all years, has been incredible. This embroidered piece is influenced by the many sunrises I caught this year; waking up in the dawn’s dark is one of my favorite activities.




After the embroidery was finished, I machine quilted the double wool batting with gold Gutermann thread.



The front up close.




The blue behind.


Thanks for stopping by at any point during this year and after!

Creating Creation

Exciting things have been happening and that energy spawned a new quilt design. Here is sample number one.


The idea for this quilt top happened after I’d cut out triangles from fat quarters, sewed those in to hexagons, and looked at the results. The results are a blend of the past and the present. While I was sewing it up my grandma filtered through my thoughts, and this is a quilt inspired by her.


Cut out triangles for sample quilt top two.


My supervisor stopped in to make sure all arranging was up to snuff.


Problem solving looks classic here.

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What have you been making?