Thursday, July 18, 2013

Hand Embroidered USA Quilt - Big Reveal


Finally, the hand embroidered USA is finished.


AND...has beautifully been turned into a quilt by none other than the Queen of Quilts herself, my mom.


In her very capable hands and her professional long arm quilting machine, she stipple quilted a tight and detailed free motion design...


around the entire United States, into each detailed groove of each detailed state.


When you turn the quilt over, you can appreciate the detail she was able to achieve.


  She even precisely quilted around each of the states.


And, again, I am left in awe that the Queen of Quilts was able to take my hand embroidered USA...


And turn it into another beautiful quilt.


 Yes, another...this is my second USA quilt


We shall see if I get inspired to make a 3rd next year.

Both USA Quilts are for sales in the While Wearing Heels Etsy shop, along with other handcrafted items.

27 comments:

  1. Wow Amy, you guys area great team. I wish my mom could sew, quilt, or do needle work but she informed me that it skips a generation. Apparently cooking does too because I can barely make sandwich!

    That quilt is awesome. I loved the first one too. You guys are amazing!

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    1. Thank you so much Amy. I am definitely lucky to have the Queen of Quilts :)...she has made my family about 20 quilts and counting :)

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  2. These should be entered in a state fair quilting contest. Do those exist? They should!

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    1. yes, they do exist, and I TOTALLY agree!! :)

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  3. Wow! That is some heckuvalotta work there! Awesome job...on both!!

    -andi

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  4. That is so pretty, Amy! You two are one hardworking tandem.

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  5. I appreciate the fact that you made sure that the Upper Peninsula of Michigan was on your quilt. I grew up there, and half the time people thought it was part of Canada.

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  6. This is just amazing! I've thought about doing something similar with a hand embroidered map to hang in my daughter's room, but the thought is daunting. You made one quilt sized! They are both gorgeous!

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  7. Absolutely gorgeous! I love the details on it. Just amazing!

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  8. Amazing! Her majesty did am amazing job of turning your amazing project into a fabulous quilt! Just awesome!

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  9. so beautiful! you are so talented Amy! i love all the embroidery projects you share with us!!

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    1. Thanks so much Janiene. Your sweet comment made me smile.

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  10. quiting is something I never tried to do...maybe one day. I can't believe the details and precision of this. Looks wonderful

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  11. Wowzers!!! Nice work you and Queen of Quilts!

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  12. Yes. Enter. The State Fair of Texas takes out of state items.

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    1. Really? I had never considered entering it anywhere until everyone started mentioning it...now I am intrigued. Hmm...

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  13. I just love them both! My 7 year old embroiders, and I am thinking I need to make her a little project to learn the states. :) Thanks for the inspiration!

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  14. Oh Amy!! You and your mother make a perfect team!! How wonderful!

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  15. Your quilts are beautiful, Amy! I love the details and the time that you put into both of them. I also love the finishing work that your mother completed - they're both works of art!

    (And yes, why not enter them into a competition/fair? How fun!)

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  16. This is absolutely gorgeous! How wonderful that you and your mother can share creating these fabulous one of a kind pieces. Beautiful!

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  17. I love both of your quilts. You amaze me. :-) Great ideas!

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    1. Thank you so much Carla. I hope you approve of Wisconsin :)

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  18. Wow Amy, you are so clever - both quilts are fabulous! Really love them.

    Hugs, Estelle xx

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  19. these are really incredible, you really must show them off far and wide before you part with them xxx

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  20. Amy, Your talent never ceases to amaze me! I love "catch up" day when I cruise over to your site and find all the lovelies:) Thanks girl! Di

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  21. just absolutely amazing on both parts! does ur mom take others pieces and make quilts? if so i'd luv to get her info!

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