This is the second part in a series of three tutorials. Part one shows you how to make a Christmas themed quilt top using charm squares.
In this tutorial I will embroider a French Christmas children song on the quilt top and do some other embroidery on the white fabric as an extension to the fabric print.
This is the song:
Un, deux, trois
Qui est-là ?
Entre vite, il fait très froid,
Bonne fête et chocolat !
One, two, three
Come in fast, it is very cold,
Happy Christmas and chocolate!
WARNING: The song sentences do not fit the zig zag lines exactly. You will need to move the paper to make it fit better to the zig zag path.
Print pattern and stick together.
Placing the paper underneath the top, trace the song making sure the words follow the white fabric zig zag area.
Using stranded cotton in matching colours embroider the song using stem stitch.
The song has been embroidered.
Pattern matching embroidery
To complement the poem, I decided to extend the patterned fabric into the white areas so I selected some prints and drew the rest of the flowers or graphic elements using a water soluble marker.
Just a few graphic elements here and there.
Spread out throughout the whole quilt.
And then I embroidered those.
I like the look of the pattern overflowing the white areas.
The top is ready for the backing and quilting.