Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Heirloom Heart

This was a project at last week's Machine Embroidery group at Bob's Bernina. The project was really an heirloom pincushion stitched in white on white with a white ribbon. The design uses a wing needle and gives that heirloom look. It was really striking. As usual, I modified the design a bit by using red thread on a muslin background. On the back piece I stitched a large buttonhole using my embroidery module, layered the two pieces and now I have a candy holder for Valentine's Day.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Computer Bags

These are laptop bags that I embroidered for Christmas gifts. Most had initials but some adults got their name if it was short. The monogram section of the Bernina V6 Designer Plus made it easy to design a special monogram for each person. This side is black and the other side has a wide color strip around the bag. I made one for 20 of the family including myself. Almost everyone had them packed as they left for their homes.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Design Wall

This is the quilt that I have been working on. It is Vicky Lawrence's Garden Nouveau quilt that is in her AQS book. Anna Aldmon from Texas is digitizing the original quilt. I have to stitch on the inner borders and then I will be ready to work on the applique borders. This quilt is going to be beautiful.