Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Patterned Tiles

These are patterned tiles made for the November Software Sampler project.  They are stitched on layers of felt and can be used for coasters.  The thread on the bottom one is pink, so does not show up as much as the purple and white.  Tiles are another way to use the special tools in Designer Plus software.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Software Sampler Photo Bag

This month the Software Sampler lesson covers photos and how to change them to enhance them in different ways.  One of my SS friends send email "postcards" from her trip to France, so her photos became the focus of my project.  The photos were printed on fabric sheets with my inkjet printer. The bag is made from the "stiff" fabric that Bernina dealers use to demonstrate the machines.  I love that fabric for making bags because it has a unique natural texture.  I also use fusible fleece to help the bag keep it shape.  The handle of the bag is made from braided strips of the bag fabric and cotton lining. This was a fun project.

Friday, October 5, 2012

I Pledge Allegiance

This is a project I worked on last week.  Norma asked me to complete the embroidery part because she had never attempted to multi-hoop.  So she will finish the piecing and the quilting.  This is a design from Claudia's Creations.  Claudia does a good job with the directions.  I did not iron the piece because it has gel-pen lines on it and Norma may want to use them for cutting.