I had originally created a set of Owl Placemats. However, they were a commissioned item for someone at Frank’s work. He took the placemats to work with him Tuesday without realizing I hadn’t taken the pictures yet. These were for a birthday gift for his boss, and the woman who was adding them with his other gifts was pestering him to bring the placemats to work, so thinking they were done and they were … he took them to work.. I looked everywhere on Wednesday for those placemats, realizing I should have left them in the sewing room as Frank wouldn’t have touched them if they’d been up here. So, I’ve spent the entire day doing something else, and I love the result, I think more than the Owl placemats… I wish I had a better picture of the end result, but I’ll do that later today and post it here when I have it
So along with my project, I’m going to share some tips on doing Continue reading
Today I’ve chosen to make a small project for this hop. It is a machine embroidery in the hoop design using Island Batiks and fleece.
The design is created entirely in the hoop except for the small buttons and bows you use to attach the add-ons. I didn’t make the addons because I intend to create my own which I just haven’t had the time to do as yet, but the project is done and ready for them to be done, so when I have some time I’ll get them done.
I’ve also created a little tutorial today for you on working with batiks when you applique. This doesn’t apply just to machine embroidery, it applies also to normal applique techniques. I hope you will enjoy it.
When you are working with batik fabric, there are some cool features of the fabric that you don’t get with normal cotton. Continue reading
So, it’s my day for this fun hop by Carol at Just Let Me Quilt. When she first announced this, I knew exactly what I wanted to do. I had been thinking of what I could do for St. Patrick’s Day that is different from what I’ve seen done by others. When I think of St. Patrick’s Day I think of shamrocks, Leprechauns, rainbows, green… A pinch of green is all you need to avoid the pinch on St. Patrick’s Day, and so this year I am following that tradition with my project for this hop.
I like to pride myself on figuring out how to create things that I need for small projects I’ve made, such as purses, wallets, towel holders, key rings, etc… Today’s project is no different. It doesn’t matter to me if it’s perfect, I can’t imagine what it would be like to make the perfect project. I took what I’ve learned over the years from building projects in the hoop, but in reality, only one part of this project was done in the hoop. Learning how to digitize allows one to put the things they love to use. You can do things in a machine embroidery hoop that aren’t as easy to do by a normal sewing machine or should be done by hand. When I need an all-around design much like continuous line designs, I use my embroidery hoop, because a cross-hatching design or a spiral design can be done so much faster and easier and better in the hoop.
I dared to enter… LOL
and then I broke my wrist bone…
but I am able to show you a little of what I was doing
because I had already started my project.
So come on in, and see what I’ve been up to…
Today is my day on the Opposites Attract Blog Hop. I’ve really enjoyed seeing the various blogs participating and have really enjoyed all the projects the bloggers have come up with. Doing limited colors has always been difficult for me, I am so use to working with many many colors in my quilts that when it comes to limiting my color range, I just seem to get lost…
So when doing this blog hop, I really had to think about what I could do, and it went round and round in my mind, I’d get one idea, and try to implement it, and I would end up with more colors than I was to have.
I’d then move on to another idea, and same thing, I’d get bogged down again in many colors.
Today, I have a new tutorial for Electric Quilt, and the 10th lesson, I’ve added this year for EQ, making it now 37 lessons on EQ itself that are now offered here at Seams To Be Sew.
This year, I am participating in a one day event each month with QuiltShop Gal and other bloggers for the day, posting something about EQ, whether it’s a lesson, or something created in EQ, we’re all doing something.
You can find my other EQ lessons here.
Links To references used in the video are:
Learning EQ 7 Facebook Group
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Well it is my day to show you my projects. I pretty much kept it simple this year. I had a larger project planned, but coming off of EQ Seasons also, I just didn’t have time to even implement it.
Instead I chose to create something I didn’t have any of.. and that is some Halloween Mugrugs. I know many of you have tons of them, but I’m still just starting on my quest to collect them. It was only earlier this year that I made my first few mugrugs. However I used purchased designs for those, this time I just created my own from some designs I already had, and some new ones..
So here is what I’ve been up to…