I have completely fallen in love with the new fabric line, Gingham GirlsGingham Girls, from Amy Smart of Diary of a Quilter. It is all retro ginghams, daisies and great colors and I just knew that it would be perfect for some new summer projects!
Of course I had to start of with a hoop – you know I can’t resist them! I also realized I don’t really have any summer hoops – and that is a serious problem that I needed to fix. :)
This hoop has fun embroidery but the real star are the little retro daisies and the fun plaid. It’s super easy to make too! You can have a sweet summer hoop to show off in just a couple of hours.
Here’s a look at the fabrics in the line – they are so cute! I think they’re great for so many things – quilts, home projects, patriotic things – and lots more!
I mean – that gingham with the daisies!! How great is that?!
So let’s get started on our hoop! Here’s what you’ll need:
- 12″ piece of base fabric
- 12″ x 5″ piece of Gingham Plaid White
- Small pieces for Flowers in Gingham Blossom Yellow, Gingham Main Navy, Gingham Flower Blue, Gingham Flower Red
- Fusible Webbing
- 12″ length of red rick rack
- Embroidery Floss: 987, 3842, White Pearl Cotton
- Embroidery Needle
- 10″ Embroidery Hoop
- Hot Glue
- Pom Pom Trim for Edge of Hoop
- Marking Pen or Pencil
- Hello Summer Embroidery Hoop Art Pattern
Iron fusible webbing on the back of the fabrics for the flowers and flower centers. Cut out the petal and flower centers. Remove the paper backing on the fusible webbing and using the pattern as a guide, iron the fabric flowers in place. Trace the lettering and the flower stems and leaves with a marking pen.
Stitch the leaves and stems with a chain stitch and the lettering with a back stitch. For all those stitches use three strands of floss. The “Summer” lettering is stitched by outlining and filling the letters with back stitches. Be careful when you’re filling the letters that you don’t pull the stitches too tight or you’ll cause the fabric to pucker.
Stitch around the petals and flower centers by doing a running stitch just inside the fabric edge, using the pearl cotton white. You can also use regular floss if that’s what you have on hand.
Remove the fabric from the hoop. Add a strip of fusible webbing to the top of the red plaid fabric. Iron it in place on the bottom section of the hoop fabric. Glue the length of red rick rack in place over the top edge of the plaid fabric. Put the fabric back in the hoop and make sure everything is level and the fabric is tight in the hoop.
Trim the fabric to 1/2″ around the hoop and glue the fabric to the inside back of the hoop. Glue the pom pom trim around the back edge of the hoop. If you need help finishing off the hoop, check out this tutorial.
Isn’t it fun? I think it’s going to look so cute in my kitchen for summer!!
You can find more info on Gingham Girls over at Diary of a Quilter and lots more awesome projects too. She also released four fabulous new patterns for this line, you can find them in her shop. And I have another project coming soon – it’s a Summer Mini Quilt! I can’t wait for you to see it.
What would you make with the line?
If you like hoop art, try these:
Hogwarts Is Home Embroidery Hoop Art
Watercolor Floral Flamingo Embroidery Hoop Art
Randi @ a says
I love this fabric collection too! It reminds me of American Jane. You sure used the prints in a perfect way. This hoop is so cute!
Kathy E. says
This is adorable! As much as I love spring and enjoy every minute of it before the HOT temperatures hit, I know I’d love this sweet mini hanging on my wall. It would make a cute pillow too. I need to look up this fabric collection…what a beauty! Thanks for sharing.
That’s so pretty, and summery! Wish I could do needle work. Great job! Love the materials too.
Oh Bev, this is so Summer, would love to use new fabric line, is so charming, perfect for Summer projects.
colors are so happy and vintage style. Great project for your hoop art. Can hardly wait to make this. Sure glad I have lots of hoops.
Whenever I see hoops at thrift shops if prices are affordable I grab them.
Whenever I see them at Habitat they are too close to retail which are way too much for my budget. We live few miles west of Grand Junction, CO. where anything is over priced. Or maybe we just don’t have kind of money other people do here. Not a good place to retire to on SS. This is oil territory.
Anyway your project is so wonderful, thanks so much for sharing with us. Appreciate so much you sharing your talents with us.
Have wonderful weekend
love it bev, thanks for contributing such adorable embroidered projects to craft schooling sunday, you are truly an inspiration!
So cute. Thank you for sharing the tutorial.
Lori Leeper says
These are the cutest things ever!! Thanks for sharing at Dishing It & Digging It! :)
This is so sweet!! How beautiful. I wish I had that talent. Very summery :)
Pamela-From My Front Porch To Yours says
LOVE this little project! It is super sweet!
This is SO GORGEOUS! I haven’t embroidered in years, but this is definitely making me want to pick it back up. Pinned, shared, and following now! Thanks so much for sharing!
I always love seeing your latest hoop art, Bev. This summer one is adorable. Thanks for sharing at Snickerdoodle. We’ll be featuring this at tomorrow’s party.
Create With Joy says
Love your project! Congrats – you are featured at Inspire Me Monday at Create With Joy this week!
Kendra @ www.joyinourhome.com says
This is adorable! Would look perfect on my gallery wall! Thanks for sharing at The Creative Corner… featuring you today!
Carol A Cassara says
I love retro, and your version of it is very nicely done! So professional! Over from M’s Treats !
Que bonito, Bev!!!
Muchas gracias por tu idea y por regalarnos este proyecto tan veraniego. Verdaderamente, las telas son tan vintage como adorables.
Gracias mil desde España.
Bev, you are the Queen of hoop art and I always look forward to them. Another ADORABLE one for summer! Pinned :)
Dee | Grammy's Grid says
Very nice, I like them all! Pinned ♥ I’d like to invite you to bring this post and more over to my new UNLIMITED Monthly Link Party!
Kristi Dominguez says
I can’t handle the cuteness! I love everything about this…especially those sweet pom poms! Too cute, and such a great gift idea! <3
That is so cute! I love the fabric choices! We would love if you would share at our weekly link-up party Handmade & Otherwise (Fridays 8am-Mondays 8pm). http://petalspiesandotherwise.com/category/handmade-otherwise/
Rhonda Gales says
I love, love, love your hoop art. It’s unique, colorful and just fun! The Flamingo is everything! Please share it on Sunday’s Best. Have a great week.