I have a new granddaughter due in the next couple of weeks. Yesterday was the Baby Shower, so now I can share what I made for Samantha. Have you ever machine appliqued? It is pretty cool. This pattern is by Lunch Box Quilts.
It came out so cute. Finished size is 36″ by 50″.
I used a cut away stabilizer and sprayed some 505 temporary adhesive on the stabilizer. Then I centered the background fabric on the hoop. My machine has a basting stitch, so I basted down the background fabric.
The typical sequence for embroidery applique is first the placement stitch. Place your chosen fabric over the placement stitch, being sure it covers all the stitches
Then the cutting stitch.
Using very sharp-pointed scissors I trimmed off the excess fabric following the cutting stitch.
Then the satin stitch.
This stitch sequence is followed for every piece of fabric you add.
I can’t wait to meet my new granddaughter!
The excitement is building. Three of my friends and myself are going to the North Carolina Quilt Symposium next week. We have signed up for fun classes. I myself am taking Augusta Coles “Curved Log Cabin, and Judith Baker Montano’s “Beaded Garden Pouch”. Well, the 4 of us are hardly shrinking violets. But just in case we were in danger of fading into the background we have chosen avatars for ourselves and I have embroidered them onto t-shirts. These Sew Ladies are from Loralie Designs. We have named our group of talented ladies “The Real Housewives of Virginia Beach”! I hope North Carolina is ready for us!
Quilt Ninja Jackie “The Quilt Label Lady”
Queen Lisa, of Purple Goose Quilting Services, longarm quilter extraordinaire
Lynn, Queen of Border Magic, She can make a King Size quilt out of a napkin.
Pandamonion Ellen, quilter, jewelry maker & artist.