Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Windmill from Signs of Life Series

Vicky Lawrence of Prairie Edge Patchworks is slowly getting her redwork-type designs digitized.  Windmill will soon be available in embroidery.  I completed this sample on my Bernina 830.  The completed wall hanging is 16" x 20".  I was able to get all of the design except two stitches into the jumbo hoop.  The barbed wire is stitched separately.  This will be a birthday gift for a family member.

All of Vicky's patterns are available at Overbrook Quilt Connection.

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Nursery Rhymes

This is Nursery Rhymes by Anita Goodesign. I used batting when stitching the designs so all I have to do now is to add a backing.  Most of the designs have a stipple around the embroidered area.  The design set I used added the fabric borders as part of the embroidery.  I used my Babylock Enterprise so I did not have to change thread so often as on my Bernina 830. I am going to use Minkee for the backing.

 I think this will go to a toddler who is due for her first big girl bed.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Diva Wallet

This is my new Diva Wallet.  The wallet is covered in a argyle pattern that I stitched with my embroidery machine.  The hardware for the wallet and pattern can be found at Diva Wallet Frames. The pattern is very easy to make and the frame is slipped on the ends of the wallet. Then there are four tiny screws that hold the frame in place. I showed it to a bus-full of quilters this week and they loved the look. I made this in a short afternoon. 

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

June Software Sampler

 The June Software Sampler from Bernina is Make it Plaid.  These are the samples that I made from the lesson. The top one is a plaid criss cross with blue and green thread on green fabric.

The second sample is an argyle pattern on orange fabric with green squares.  The green is the same thread as used in the top sample but it gives a gray-looking tone.  The center thread is white.

The third sample is red and blue on white fabric.  They all are interesting and very fun to make.

I did discover that a couple layers of stabilizer makes a flatter design.  I used polymesh on the third design with a lightweight tear-away floated under the hoop.

Saturday, May 30, 2015

From The Window

This is a small 21" x 15" wall quilt from The Stitch Connection.  All of the designs are embroidery with no applique. There are nine 3" x 5" panels,  Lattice strips are added to create a window effect. I used Wonder Tape on the back of double fold bias for the strips. This is one part of a monthly calendar or a whole quilt. I made the design with backing and batting.  After stitching the panels together I added batting for the borders.  It was fun the make.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Paris Flea Market II

 I am so happy to have my Paris Flea Market II back home .  This is the second quilt that I have made from this fabric which was reprinted last year. The original idea for this quilt came from CJ Tinkle.  She showed photos of her quilt and I really liked it. The quilt is 92" x 112". The quilting design is Tickle, but I do not know the designer.  The thread used is a very light taupe color. I really do like the way this quilt looks and feels.   

Thursday, May 7, 2015


This is a tea towel that will be given to an unsuspecting friend.  The embroidery design is from Embroidery Library and is called Floral Border.  It is one of the designs I stitched with my Babylock Enterprise.   So easy to do multiples.  The more I use my new machine, the more I like it.