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.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Chelsea Garden Quilt with Pat Campbell

This was my first year at Houston as an exhibitor.  I had placed the Chelsea Garden Quilt on the back wall of my booth and had many admirers looking at the colors, design and the quilting (by Richard Larson).  Pat Campbell and her husband John stopped by several times and were very pleased with the responses to Pat's quilt that was done in the hoop with an embroidery machine.  Pat honored me with allowing me to take a picture of her with the quilt.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Houston Quilt Show

My sister and I were first time vendors at the Houston Quilt Show early Nov.  It was a great learning experience.  Here are some pictures of our booths. 

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Chelsea Garden Lower Right Bottom Applique Border

Here are pictures of the Right Bottom Border.  There are 6 different hoopings for the bottom border, starting at the corner.  Each design is aligned with crosshairs.  These designs requried an 8 x 8 and 8 x 10 inch stitch area.

Chelsea Garden Lower Right Side Border Closeups

I am working on the applique borders for the Chelsea Garden Quilt by Pat Campbell.  I have finished the lower right applique border and working on the upper left.  Here are some closeup pictures of the lower right applique border.



Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Lower Right Applique Border for Chelsea Garden

This is a picture of my test stitch out of the Lower Right Applique Border.  I am currently stitching out on the final border and validating the instructions.  Alignment for each section is done by using crosshairs.  There are 10 hoopings for the full border and are done using a 8 x 8 and 8 x 10.  This pattern will be available in Oct 2011.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

More Chelsea Garden Blocks

Chelsea Garden Blocks

I am making great progress on the Chelsea Garden Blocks designed by Pat Campbell.  I plan to have this Applique in the Hoop design ready for purchase by Oct 2011.  There are 25 blocks in the center of the quilt  Below are a few more. 

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Chelsea Garden Block 8

I am doing a test block and a final block as I progress through the 25 blocks in Pat Campbell's Chelsea Garden.  Below are 2 different background colors for Block 8.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Chelsea Garden Block 24 by Pat Campbell

I am working on the 25 blocks for Pat Campbell's Chelsea Garden.  Below are 2 different background colors for Block 24.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Rose Wreath

Below are 2 color versions of the Rose Wreath that my friend Kathleen Ackley drew 3 years ago.  These applique designs fit within a 7 x 12 stitch area.  This design is great for a pillow or wall hanging.  I will be created the pattern with instructions by June 2011.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Cats - Black, White and Red

I had to make one final sample of Darcy Ashton's Cats to show off the 3 different outline stitches. 

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Sample of Patch Cats in different color fabrics

This is one of my last samples to show what is available on the Claire's Cats Vol 2 CD for Embroidery Machine Applique.  This sample displays the 6 Patch Cats and the 8 Mice that are used in the Stuffed with Fluff Quilt in Darcy Ashton Book.

These designs are available to purchase on the following website  annasawesomeappliquedesigns