This week Dee has sewn the oval A design on a napkin. I love these green and navy colors together. I asked her to sew just one project. It’s too much to sew the designs in every possible method each week. So each week the newest letter will be sewn in one method.
These designs are quite versatile in that they can be used several different ways:
- They can be sewn on fabric sewing just the frame and lettering
- They can be sewn on fabric sewing the frame, lettering, and the lace fill
- They can be sewn on towels or other similar fabrics using the lace fill for the embossing before the rest of the design sews. (See my white towel with Turquoise embroidery.)
- They are FSL – Sew the whole design using the letter of your choice or without the letter
- It can be used for Cutwork Lace. After washing out the water soluble stabilizer, the FSL can be appliqued to fabric by zig zag around the outside border of the lace. Then cut away the fabric from behind it for cutwork lace.
What’s Included in the A collection
Continue reading Adornment Lace Collectibles – A
Like my other Lacy Heart designs, there are hidden hearts within the design. I picked out this one to emphasize. I made it a separate color stop so you can sew it any color you want or keep it the same color as the rest of the ornament.
Continue reading Lacy Heart Ornament
“Wake up little Susie, wake up”
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I’ve been hanging onto this idea for a long time. I don’t know why it has taken me so long to make one. Maybe hearing people say they are sick of them. There are a lot of them available. But I still like them and wanted to make this one not so much for quilting but dressing her up a bit with specialty stitches. From the response to Susie I made Little Susie for folks who want Susie but cannot sew a design that large.
Continue reading Baby Susie Wing Needle Sunbonnet Sue 4×4
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These are ‘Collectible’ designs
I probably should post once a month. But I plan to post one every 2-3 weeks.
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For years I have been searching for dog artwork that is generic and is not childish or cartoonish. Because there are so many breeds it is impossible for me to digitize each one. Then I ran across this artwork. I love each and every one of these 12 dogs. Each dog is generic enough to be suitable for several similar breeds. I ran the artwork by my doggie loving friend Karen and her husband Stephen. They immediately said they loved them all. I knew then it was a go.
Continue reading Ms January – Dog Calendar Collectibles
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These designs are 1 or 2 color designs. I used 2 shades of the same color – purples, blues, pinks. I used the lighter color first and the darker shade second. The second color is basically an outline and some details of the overall design. It gives depth to the satin stitches of the first color/shade.
Although the same artwork was used for each size, they are digitized differently from each other.
This is the first of a series of designs like this I call ‘Collectibles’ that you can collect as they are posted and use them separately or together to create any projects your imagination can come up with. I’m using the smaller ones on the corners of dinner napkins. The larger ones can be on the side of placemats. My plan is of course quilt blocks and pillow tops or table covers. I can’t make up my mind – smiles!
Continue reading Hope’s Joy Collectibles Part 1