Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Beautiful Work

Beautiful work take time

Well its been five years that I saw this banner hanging at church.  It's been a project.   Beautiful work takes time and planning and organizing the materials.    Finding the material was struggle for me and  learning how to work with it. I have never done this kind of work and it has been a learning experience.  After I finished placing the center design I paused to figure out what to do next.     

        Design has been a process as I added the embroidery.  This picture is me digitizing a design and printed a paper pattern.  I have a Bernina Artist Embroidery program and I digitized this design.   My hoops on my embroidery machine is 11.5 X 8 and I need to integrate four hoops to do one side panel.   I used tear-away stabilizer which allows no shadowing because the stabilizer it pulled away and only stays where the embroidery is on the fabric.   I used wedding satin and you can see threw it. 

Two panels and eight hoops which took 45 min. to embroider and this is how it looks. 

I was undecided of what to place on the top of the design and "Father of Lights" spoke to me and each letter was embroider and I think it looks lovely..  

I still need to embroider "Of " I guess I'm in a pause again, once I put it together.  Each letter was individually hooped and it took twelve hoops and each letter took about 52 min. for it to embroider.  The stitch is step and it is metallic aqua blue that looks lovely when the light hits it. 

Now I need to design the quilting and I need some suggestions cause I don't know if I am at a pause or a design block.   I would love some comments. 

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Quilters shouldn't throw anything away..

This is a Banner I embroidered several years ago. I got a Longarm quilting machine and really didn't know how to quilt on it. After several months of practicing on the longarm. One day I was cleaning my sewing space and found this banner I did for a church. My kids marked the bottom of the banner with black marker and decided to not finish the banner. I thought it was not even worth doing anything else to it. Since I was practicing on the Longarm I decided to use it as a practice piece. The bottom video is how I did the longarm quilting and the top video is the finished product. My good friend Melony always tells me why you throwing that way? That is scrapp fabrics that I think is trash she says it opportunity... Hehehheee. I roll my eyes at her and laugh, "sure sure". Well she's right. This banner became a treasure that I thought was trash. It was a great learning opportunity.



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