Thursday, September 1, 2011

A Cute Cute Embroidery Design

I've had my embroidery machine for a long time now.  It was a phase for me.   I still do the occasional quilt label for a raffle quilt but not much else.   But this week I came on a really cute "pack" of embroidery files that are sweet for quilters and sewers.   I bought the pack yesterday and it was a great excuse to get out the embroidery computer and hook it all up.

When I opened the zipped pack, and picked out the design I wanted to stitch, I near fell over when I learned that it required 23 different threads.   I thought about not doing it... what a pain. I have tons of colors of thread, but it was the time to sit at the machine to wait for the thread change prompts.   Oh, what to do.... But once I gathered all the threads that I needed, I was anxious to start.  I used a heavier scrap of tafata type fabric to stitch out my sample on.

Over the span of a couple of hours, while I was sewing on my other machine, I tended to the thread changes, and enjoyed watching the sweet design appear.  It was a little over half done and all that was left to do was the center.   I couldn't stop now.  I had to continue.


Ta da.    Some 23 thread changes later, and I have a sweet 5" x 7" embroidery to make something with.  It's done and I'm so pleased with it.  It started out as a sample stitchout, but it's perfect, so I'm thinking that this would  a sweet book cover? or mabey a cute bag to put sewing notions in?   I'll think about it and decide later..
 



4 comments:

Joanne said...

Very cute, it sure seems worth all the thread changes.

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MooseStash Quilting said...

Those designs are adorable. Crap this means I have to buy more designs!!! :-) So sorry - oops I mean happy you showed them to me! :-) :-) :-)

Wendy said...

Very charming! You are a patient lass...