Wednesday, January 4, 2012

More Bird of Paradise blocks

Here are 2 more Bird of Paradise blocks from Pat Campbell's design.  There are a total of 9 blocks that finish at 16" x 16".  Lots of color for each design, and of course multiple hoopings using an 8 x 10 stitch field.

Monday, December 19, 2011

New design from Darcy Ashton

Darcy Ashton has designed the "Can't we be Friends" pattern for hand applique.  In parallel I am transforming her design to be stitched out on the embroidery machine.  Each design fits an 8" x 10" stitch area.  One more friend to go!

Another Bird of Paradise Block from Pat Campbell design

I am trying to get all 9 Bird of Paradise blocks done by the end of the month, at least the first stitch out of them.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Bird of Paradise -- 3rd of 9 Blocks

I just finished the first stitch out of this Bird of Paradise Block.  I decided to use a different background fabric, which I think works better to show off the various applique fabrics.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

I jus had to share the Toy Poodles

Here is the Toy Poodle from Darcy Ashton's Small Dogs book.  Please note the 3 different outline stitches, Blanket Stitch, Satin Stitch or Back Stitch. 

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Pat Campbell's Birds of Paradise

I have also started working on my next Pat Campbell's design - her Birds of Paradise.  Below are 2 of the 9 blocks.  The applique design about 16" square, thus there are 4 to 5 hoopings per block. 

Friday, November 25, 2011

Darcy Ashton's Small Dogs Applique Designs

I have started transforming Darcy Ashton's Small Dogs hand applique designs to be stitched on embroidery machines.  I will do 15 small dogs from Darcy's book.  Here is an example of the Beagle.