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Needlepaint a Quilt

After Needlepaint began carrying the Brown Sheep Waverly wool, I decided that I needed to attack a large project — a 20” by 24” rug on 12 point canvas. For design ideas, I turned to my quilting sister, Mary Sue Suit https://marysuequiltgallery.wordpress.com/, who never ceases to amaze me with her unique designs based on triangles.

We finally chose her Pansy Quilt which was quilted by Judy Woodworth. Why we chose it, I don’t know, but maybe it had something to do with pansies being one of my favorite flowers and my granddaughter loves purple. Usually Mary Sue gives her quilts names but this one is nameless…. We welcome suggestions.

Pansies Quilt

Pansies Quilt

The straight lines of the triangles meant the quilt design transferred easily to a custom needlepoint canvas.  I worked the canvas with all 3 strands of the Waverly wool and chose one of the variegated colors for the light lavender of the above design. For the backing we used medium-weight wool. The finished rug makes a beautiful accent to the spectacular quilt.  The same pattern could be down sized for an 18 point miniature needlepoint hanging. Or, one could turn the center pansy medallion into a 12 or 14 point pillow. The possibilities are limited only by one’s tolerance for pansies which don’t have to be purple.

 

Pansy Quilt Rig Color Guide

Pansy Quilt Rig Color Guide

 

Needlepaint can print canvases up to 36” by 40” and we recommend 10 or 12 point canvas for rugs. I chose 12 point canvas because I wanted the finished rug to be firm without having to use a heavy backing or filler.

Needlepoint Rug and Quilt

Needlepoint Rug and Quilt

Friday Favorites – Native American Needlepoint

I love native american art, and this week we have a few custom needlepoint projects that fit this theme.

First off is a needlepoint kit recently stitched by one of our customers.  More psychedelic in nature than most, but really fun!

In her words “Came out great. It’s hanging in my husbands new office and he has gotten rave reviews.”  Stephanie 2015-04-12

Needlepoint Native American Headdress

Needlepoint Native American Headdress

Next are two canvases we made that are a lot more traditional and what I think of as real native american artwork.  The customer just got them an here is her feedback.

“Wow. Received my two canvases and I could not be happier. Believe me I will tell anybody I know who needlepoints about your business. The canvases came out much better than I expected.”  Sabra 2015-05-05

Custom Native American Artwork Needlepoint Canvases

Custom Native American Artwork Needlepoint Canvases

You can preview your own custom needlepoint design for Free on our website – www.NeedlePaint.com

Custom House Needlepoint Canvas

Last week we had some great projects.  This one was from a customer who stitched one of our custom needlepoint canvases 2 years ago and “get(s) many compliments on it.”  (Nora – 2015-04-25)

This is an office building she is stiching and we helped touch up the facade.

Preview your house canvas for free at www.NeedlePaint.com

Custom House Needlepoint Canvas

Custom House Needlepoint Canvas

Needlepoint Peacock Stitches Update!

Lauren has been busy on her peacock canvas.

This custom needlepoint kit is based on one of her paintings.

Nice work Lauren, I can’t wait to see the next update!

You can preview your own custom needlepoint project on our website –  www.needlepaint.com

Needlepoint Peacock Stitches

Needlepoint Peacock Stitches

New Custom Needlepoint Belts

It is nice to get away, and come back to see freshly stitched projects that turned out wonderfully!

These new custom needlepoint belts look amazing and have had great reviews:

“Oh my goodness Seth the belt arrived today. I am blown away. It is absolutely gorgeous! My husband is going to absolutely love it. And, thank you so much for getting it to me on time and ahead of schedule. You were tremendous to work with. I will write you a raving review on Etsy with photos (once he opens the gift on Thursday). ”  Amber 2015-04-21

“Just wanted to let you know I picked up the belt yesterday and it looks awesome!! I love it!!”  Riley 2015-04-23

If you have an idea for a custom needlepoint belt, let us know we’d love to help make it look amazing!

Custom Needlepoint Belts

Custom Needlepoint Belts

Custom Needlepoint Belt Monograms

Custom Needlepoint Belt Monograms

 

Customer Spotlight – Childrens Artwork in Needlepoint

We have a great project to share this week, from Becky in Virgina.

The custom needlepoint projects came to us as scans of her childrens’ artwork, and we converted them into needlepoint kits.

The rest is really all her!  I love the colorful framing around the needlepoint.  Her whole family loves the needlepoint pillows!

Please share this and let Becky know how much you enjoy her work!

Needlepoint Kids Art Pillow

Needlepoint Kids Art Pillow

Needlepoint Kids Art

Needlepoint Kids Art

Kids Art

Original Kids Art

Needlepoint Childrens Art Pillow

Needlepoint Childrens Art Pillow

Childrens Art

Original Childrens Art

 

 

 

 

Friday Favorites – Custom Needlepoint Cummerbund Canvases

Happy Friday!

We worked on two really sharp cummerbund needlepoint canvases recently.  We hope you agree that the recipeints are going to look sharp when thare are stitched!

Email us your monogram ideas and we’ll design a cummerbund canvas just for you.

Follow the link in the first line of this blog to see full product listing including sizes and pricing.

Custom Needlepoint Cummerbund Needlepoint Canvases

Custom Needlepoint Cummerbund Needlepoint Canvases

Customer Spotlight – Personalized Surfboard Needlepoint Belt

Ali in Massachusetts has emailed us pictures of her most recent project, nice stitching Ali!

The surfboard needlepoint belt features colorful surfboards, both short and long.

If you are thinking of getting a belt or canvas for your favorite surfer, we will be happy to change one of the boards to incude their own surfboard on the belt.

Please share or comment if you like Ali’s work!

Surfboard Needlepoint Belt

Surfboard Needlepoint Belt

Friday Favorites – Custom Needlepoint Kits

Happy Friday!

We’re enjoying the warmth of spring, and are in the process of a little website spring cleaning!

You may notice improvments and we appologize for any bumps along the way.

I hope these projects help inspire your next project for those long summer trips!

See our wedding needlepoint designs here, or create a custom needlepoint project here.  Previews are free!

Custom Wedding Needlepoint Kit

Custom Wedding Needlepoint Kit

Custom Art Needlepoint Kit

Custom Art Needlepoint Kit

Custom Dog Needlepoint Kit

Custom Dog Needlepoint Kit

 

 

Last Weeks Favorites – Custom Needlepoint Canvases

Last week we had a bunch of really cool projects come to fuition.

Some took a few months to finalize the designs, but were totally worth it!

A quick summary of reviews we recieved recently and then on to the custom needlepoint canvases!

“I’ve been out of the country but returned home anxious to start this new canvas last night!! It’s even more beautiful than I expected!  Also I am so excited for the buy 3 get 1 free deal. I’m a very avid needlepoint-er and will definitely be taking you up on that offer in the near future! Also I’ve told many many people about your website- the prices are great and the canvases are BEAUTIFUL!! Keep up the great work!!!”  Annie 2015-03-09

“I LOVE the canvas, and I was very impressed with the packet that came with it. I cannot wait to finish with my current (refresher) project to get started. The color card sheets you included were PERFECT. I cannot adequately express how much I appreciate the quality of your product AND the customer service.”  Deb 2015-03-14

“I just wanted to let you know that the needlepoint kits came today, and you’re right they do look great.”  Brenda 2015-03-16

“Arrived today and looks great – thank you!”  Elizabeth 2015-03-09

Custom House Needlepoint Canvas

Custom House Needlepoint Canvas

Custom Family Cats Needlepoint Canvas

Custom Family Cats Needlepoint Canvas

New York Yankees Custom Needlepoint Canvases

New York Yankees Custom Needlepoint Canvases

 

Custom Dog Needlepoint Canvases

Custom Dog Needlepoint Canvases

Custom Needlepoint Canvases for Belts

Custom Needlepoint Canvases for Belts

 

 

 

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