Bob's Bernina is carrying many different blanks now. One of the items is a Christmas tree skirt that has a cutwork-look to it. I am going to teach this class at the shop and decided to make the tree skirt white-on-white. I am using the designs in the OESD Christmas Collection #3 in addition to another OESD CD entitled Swirls. I washed the blank before working on it so that it would not shrink and pucker when I have to wash out the stabilizer. Then I used Fresh Press to give it some body before embroidery. After all the designs were stitched, I swished it in very warm water before throwing it into the washing machine. With a little more Fresh Press and a lot of ironing, the Christmas tree skirt does, indeed, resemble an heirloom.
The OESD Christmas Collection #3 has these eight designs that are used in a small quilt. I still have to stitch out the center design and assemble the blocks. I have also been using the designs in a heirloom Christmas tree skirt. I have a few more hours on it before I am ready to call it complete.
I have a class at Overbrook Quilt Connection that is working on Wild!flowers or More Wild!flowers by Smith Street Designs. The quilt blocks are flowers made with machine embroidery. So I have been working on getting the blocks put together into a quilt top. Then I want to layer the top so I can demonstrate how to quilt with the embroidery module. That is what I have been working to complete. So no new pictures or new ideas this week.