Well it’s time for another Blog Hop, Because of circumstances beyond my control, I did not finish.
However, I was asked to post what I had done, so come on in and see what fun I was up to..
First, I’d like to say that it’s been some time since I did any paper piecing by normal methods. I have had fun creating paper piecing blocks via my machine embroidery hoop. Two Embroidery digitizers helped me to learn the techniques needed to paper piece in the hoop, however, I taught myself how to digitize my own blocks.
The lamb design in my project is the artwork of Trina Clark
First, I digitized the designs in my Bernina software, this was a big learning experience, took me several tries to find a technique for digitizing paper pieced blocks, but I finally came upon something I am happy with.
I will note that because my largest hoop size is 6×10, the heart, the x, and the o are all digitized to a 6-Inch block size.
As my base stabilizer, I used a wash away stabilizer.
These are early pictures of my test stitch outs, I originally digitized with no design stitchout first. I have since changed this so that the block part now stitches out so that I know where to cut. 🙂
Still an early stitchout, but you can see it coming along.
I never said I could cut well when it’s in the hoop. 🙂
Skipping to the end of this section, it gives you an idea of how cool this technique is, and it is to me faster than other methods. Yes, there is probably more waste.
I hope to finish this during the weekend, the idea of this is that it will be surrounded in a Tic Tac Toe like look.
The Lamb design was created in Electric Quilt, and then digitized in Bernina’s Embroidery Software to do the embroidery with. The Bow ties and the Ears are “floppy” in that they use 2 layers of fabric turned inside out and the top of the parts are stitched under the parts to hold them in place and then allow them to flop around if they so choose to do so.
It will include the x and o’s, but they were not done enough for me to want to show.
I hope you enjoyed my little project.
Have a great day, and be sure to visit the other sites today on the Hugs N Kisses Blog Hop: