Sometimes the most wonderful things just drop into our laps! Last summer I bought a new sewing machine. The difference in this machine and all others I have owned is that it has an embroidery feature. Being a quilter I thought I would use the embroidery only for making an occasional quilt label. Once I began playing and experimenting with embroidery designs, I found that machine embroidery is a real joy.
I didn't jump into the machine embroidery with both feet...I went in one toe at a time. I find the supplies for embroidery quite expensive and, of course, we need all the gorgeous colors of thread. Then there are the designs...even though my machine has pre-programmed designs, those are not the type of things that really interest me. So off to the internet I went and entered the amazing world of digital embroidery designs. Downloading the designs, transferring them to a memory card and then getting them into my machine took more than a little time for me to learn. It's like second nature now.
Here are a few designs I'm currently working on. These are fairy tale characters with some background dialogue often spoken by the villain of the tale. I love the interplay of the scibbled test, the splash accent of red in each piece and the sketchy look of the black outlines. I think these designs would work well in a quilt, framed to hang on the wall or turned into a small accent pillow. What do you think?
|The Glass Slipper from Cinderella|
|Little Red Riding Hood|
|The Ugly Duckling|
|Rapunzel, Rapunzel..Let Down Your hair|
Please give me your honest opinion of these, as I'm thinking about offering them for sale.
Quilting will always be my passion...but I have to tell you, machine embroidery is so much fun!
Thank you for looking....
Wishing you a Bounty of Peace & Plenty....Barb