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

Friday, April 22, 2011

Pat Campbell's Chelsea Garden

My next applique design for Embroidery Machines will be Pat Campbell's Chelsea Garden .  Here are some initial blocks and variious color schemes.  I will complete the whole quilt in the yellow color scheme.  There are 25 blocks that will fit in a 8" x 8" stitch area.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Cat for Baby Quilt and "Toys"

Below is the Applique designs for the Baby Quilt in Darcy Ashton's Claire's Cats Vol 2.  This sample shows the different outline stitches (Blanket, Satin or Backstitch) for all the applique designs for the Baby Quilt.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Garden Nouveau Applique design for Tote Bag and Bolster

Included in Vicky Lawrence's Garden Nouveau Quilts book are 5 different projects.  These are the Tote Bag and Bolster applique designs for embriodery machines.  Check out my website to see the applique designs for the Wall Hanging, Table Runner and Sachet.


Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Patch Cats and Mice together at last

This is my sample quilt top to display the 6 Patch Cats and Mice to create the Stuffed with Fluff Quilt in Darcy Ashton Claire's Cats Vol 2.  These designs will be available on CD1 with the Book from my website on May 1, 2011.

More Patch Cats

The Pink and Blue Cats are new, the Purple and Orange cats are an updated version.  I am assembling the 6 Patch Cats and mice as an example of the embroidery designs to support Stuffed with Fluff Quilt in Darcy Ashton's Claire's Cats Vol 2 book. 

Monday, April 11, 2011

It's all about the Cat eyes

When I first talked to Darcy Ashton about digitizing her Cats designs embroidery machines, it was important to have "great" eyes.  I had originally just did a satin fill, and then Darcy asked if they could have more of a sunburst look, as one of her students had hand embroidered eyes with a sunburst effect.  This makes them more realistic.  So I found the right settings for the Digitizing software and the EYES have it!   Of course I had to do one with 2 color eyes!

It is amazing how fabric choices and eye color just brings out the Cat's personality.

Let  me know what you think!

Saturday, April 9, 2011

The mice have come out to play

These are the mice that are part of the Stuffed with Fluff Quilt in Darcy Ashton Claire's Cats Vol 2 book.  They stitch out in a 4" x 4" hoop and take less than 5 minutes each.  Also, using the flip vertical option on the embroidery machine, it is so easy to have the same design be the mirror image. 

Pat Campbell's Chelsea Garden

This is the first block in a series of 25 blocks that are part of Pat Campbell's Chelsea Garden.  This design fits an 8" x 8" stitch area.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Two more Patch Cats

There are a total of 6 Patch Cats in Darcy Ashton's Claire's Cats Vol 2 book, and as I finished my test stitch out of these two, I just had to post them.  It is so much fun to determine the color palette and see what personality comes out for each cat.  

Let me know what you think! 

Mice pictures will be coming soon to join the Cats!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Patch Cat Applique Design

I am creating a set of Applique Cats for embroidery machine and just had to share the very first one.  More to come -- let me know what you think of this first one!   This is one of 6 Patch Cats from Darcy Ashton's Claire's Cats Vol 2 book and are licensed via Ashton Publications.

  I will have these designs and Claire's Cats Vol 2 book ready for purchase by May 1, 2011 on my website -- more info to follow.