The number 8 was drawn by Patchwork Times, as the monthly goal for August.
My number 8 goal was to do something with some machine applique floral sample blocks.
I squared the blocks to 12-1/2″.
Triangles were added to set the blocks on point.
After squaring and setting the blocks on point, I decided to turn them into autumn placemats.
I kept the quilting simple; straight lines, echo, and meandering (I’m not making Van Gogh or Picasso art pieces after all). Here’s a look at the back:
I’ll be gifting these placemats…it feels good to have turned the blocks into something useful!
I am linking up with OMG at Elm Street Quilts. Take some time to see what other folks have finished for the month!
I am also linking up with Patchwork Times .
Patchwork Times announced the number 8 as the UFO goal for August.
My number 8 is these floral blocks:
I stitched these 3 blocks many moons ago when I was teaching a machine applique class.
What to do…pillows…, a table runner…, a wall hanging…, tote bags?
I am linking up with Elm Street Quilts for One Monthly Goal (OMG).
Patchwork Times announced February UFO goal number 9 which happened to be a threadplay project for me:
I decided it needed some ‘spark’, so I added gold thread to the ribbon.
I am using Sulky rayon thread for the free motion embroidery.
I used a simple meandering loop (with Sulky rayon thread) for the free motion quilting.
Leftover fabric was used to piece the backing.
I am happy to have this one finished!
It has already been gifted!
I have spent the rest of the month continueing scrap control.
I feel like I’ve gotten a hold of Mary Poppins’ carpetbag; my little scrap bags seem very deep! Ha, ha!
However, I am gaining a whole lot of useable strip sizes…all neatly stored and ready to use. I feel so much better!
Just the reds, pinks, purples and browns to sort.
I am linking up with Patchwork Times and One Monthly Goal.
Posted in Embroidery, Motivation, One Monthly Goal
Tagged Elm Street Quilts, free motion, LCsCottage, machine embroidery, OMG, One Monthly Goal, Patchwork Times, quilting, scrap organization, sewing, Threadplay, UFO
Did I say this project would be quick? Oops.
I’ve decided to machine embroider the block with 12 weight Aurifil and a topstitch needle. I’ve memorized the way that my sewing machine forms the stitch so that I don’t make a mess of it!
It is slow going, but I’m liking how it looks.
The stems are hand embroidered. I could’ve done the rest that way, but I really want to learn what this machine can do.
Nine blocks fused. Eight left to machine embroider.