I was working at the Indiana Sewing Center today and I was going to start work on the next crazy quilt, but then I thought about how cute it would be if I did a crazy quilted throw pillow. I am so in love! It was really easy to piece, and it was really fun to embroider, and it is a great way to use up all of my scraps! I still have to do the quilting on it, and then make it into a pillow, but I did all of the piecing and decorative stitches down the seams today. I think I did alright. For the next three months it will be hanging at the Kalamazoo Store, and then after that it is going home with the person I made it for. It’s her birthday present, and I know she is going to love it.
I swear, I’ve just gone head over heals for embroidery machines! I want one so bad! I did all of this on the Viking Ruby. I just love it! Think I might even buy one… So today, I was working on this at the Highland Indiana Sewing Center, and I’m just so in love with it! I’m not sure if I’m going to put it at the Highland or the Merrillville store on display, but either way I’m excited to have just finished it! I love this kanji fabric, but I can’t remember where I got it from. I would love to buy more, alas, I cannot. I’m sure I’ll stumble across something else gorgeous in the meantime. I need to go fabric shopping!
I did it! I finally finished the quilting on my crazy quilt! This is probably one of the longest projects I have ever done. I don;t even want to think about how much thread was used! It was only half mine anyways. I did about half of the work at work, so that was at least nice. I cannot wait to put on the buttons. I even have them all picked out already! Hopefully it will be done by the end of next week! The next one is going to be blacks, and greys with red thread and sashing. I’m so excited!
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I just love batiks! I just love them to death! I would just eat them if I could! I love putting them in quilt, and now that I’ve discovered the joy of making throw pillows, I’m just going to use up all the batiks in the world. First, I think I’ll try to tackle the ones in my stash before I get too excited! Haha!
I had never really knew what candlewicking was before I saw it on one of the embroidery machines at work. I really love it! I love this design. It just looks so,
sexy… classy! I can’t wait to mess around with it quite a bit more! Maybe I’ll do some kind of swirly candlewicking designs that have a leafy accent. Who knows…
I finally finished this! I feel so bad that it took me so long, but the woman who bought it was very understanding. I’m giving her a discount for the fact that it is almost a week late. I’m so happy to have it done! I love the blue thread I used. I cannot remember the name, but I need to get more from work on payday. I was going to use white, but I don’t know why I just decided to use blue at the last minute. I like the way it turned out. I can’t wait to mail it out!
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I love the candlewicking designs on the embroidery machines! It is the same fabric I used in the Last Pillowcase. I used a candlewicking repeat design centered around a cute satin stitch Then I quilted it down. I’ll post more about it tonight!