Sunday, January 25, 2009

Sandcastles and Fat Quarters

We are off to the beach, yippee!!!!!!! So what am I doing this for when I am supposed to be winding down the Campervan?? Well cos I had to unload the camera before I could pack it, thats why... So here is whats been happening here over the past week.Firstly the postie delivered some seriously yummy fabric in the mail from Kelani..

Then some from the US..I am still mixing and matching, changing my mind constantly on the quilt fabrics... Maybe I need to make another quilt completely?? theres an idea.. maybe 3 or more..

Then after lurking in on a fantastic quilting lady, she mentioned a sale on here.. So I snapped up a few more bits...
I also have a new preppy in the house... So there is an art smock and a library bag needed, so into that job.. I wanted very much to do an appliqued owl , but NO she wanted them just like her big sisters... so I embroidered the Jumbo GirlPower design of her choice, all 40,000 damn stitches or something crazy.. It took about 2.5 hours, during stops for coffee, child dispute resolution and toilet stops from too much coffee..

Here is the design she picked, we changed the colors, because every cool chick needs a PINK CAT!!, I sent it over to the embroidery machine and off we went..Many stitches later.... Then whilst this baby is humming away, I was busy beside it making a big personalised pocket for the art smock...
Onto the outline, this is where things really come together, Or not... Some not so great stabilisers can certainly ruin an entire embroidery, when the outlines just do not line up, although these days that is probably quite cool..
Now we have 2 matching Library bags..

And also the neglected folding from the clothesline.. Oh well. One mans mess is another cats treasure..

6 comments:

Jodie said...

That is some serious machine embroidery......

Cathy said...

Wow! I didnt know sewing machines could do embroidery like that.

Love your fabric - will that be for the quilt you are planning!

Nikki said...

Oh - I'm SO IMPRESSED!!! That's very whizz-bang embroidery!!!

I'm also nearly several hundred dollars poorer because I followed those fabric sale links.... and then had to remind myself that I've already overdosed of fabric sales lately (as recently as yesterday - zandsfabrics.com - oops). SO - I was restrained ...BUT YOUR PILE OF NEW FABRIC LOOKS SOOOOOO GORGEOUS!!

Em said...

That is amazing!!!!! I need some serious help to get my machine embroidery to look that good! What type of machine do you have?

Black Eyed Susie said...

Stunning fabrics and wow, wish I had a machine like that!

ivy designs said...

OMG! Stunning. Your work is gorgeous! That machine is so high tech compared to mine!