Friday, August 13, 2010

Just What I Needed!

A new toy!

I've made a few blocks.


Jacobean flowers


Birthday blocks


These are for a table runner that I'll keep for birthday celebrations. As you can see there is some puckering. I didn't realize that some heavily stitched designs might need more than one layer of stabilizer. Since they will be quilted I'm not going to worry.


You can also do cross stitch designs. I wouldn't have stitched this but it was included in the machine's memory and I wanted to see what it looked like. While I never say never ... I don't see this in my future!

It's so much fun, but like any new craft there's a bit of a learning curve. I'm taking an embroidered applique class at Quilt University. Here's a little demo:


  1. Love the Jacobean flower...tho now that there are grandchildren - the birthday party embroidery could really come in handy.

  2. That was done on a machine??!!
    Oh. My.
    Grandchildren. A whole new world of excuses to buy new tools :)!