Island Batik July Free Theme: Projects 2,3,4 & 5

Project #1

6i+oUqltTRCi1drs8H4I6Q_thumb_3873You can see all the details HERE.


Project #2

In our first box for 2020, I received 2 yards of a beautiful batik!  I made this comfy top from an OLD pattern from the ’90s.


Project #3, 4 & 5

I’ve been learning how to digitize various patterns for my embroidery machine.  I’m using Artistic Digitizer by Janome.  It’s a learning curve, but I’m loving it!

Recently, we were shown how to digitize an “In the Hoop Zipper Pouch.”  The top 2 were made from a program developed during the class.  The embroidery on the left was from a free pattern from Embroidery Library called “Delicate Magnolia.”  On the bottom, I attempted to use my largest hoop (for the Janome 500E), make a larger pouch and do the design from scratch.  My programing still needs some work!  I didn’t like how the decorative stitching turned out, so I resorted to sticking the hoop under my sewing machine and doing the decorative stitches there.  I used a variegated Aurifil poly #5844.  The colours went really well with the fabric, but don’t show up that well and in many parts blend in with it. Like I said, I’m learning.

The fabric used in these pouches were all from Island Batik.


Thank you to Island Batik, Aurifil thread and Schmetz Needles for the supplies!

One who sleeps under a quilt is covered by LOVE!

Happy Quilting!  


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Beautiful Fall Days

It is beautiful right now on the West coast of Canada.  Cool crisp nights, some morning fog, and sun in the afternoon.  It’s hard, very hard to stay inside and quilt when it is so nice outside!


However, I have been working with digitizing software.  It’s Artistic-Digitizer_500.jpgactually fun!  A simple project that I have been working on is taking an element from the fabric in the quilt, making a simple outline and stitching it out.

It worked great on my sample, (first picture), but when I tried to put it on the quilt, it wouldn’t line up right: see the “line” between the ears?”  I have a very small machine and I don’t think it was intended for quilting.  I will finish the quilt on a bigger machine at work.

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