Tag Archives: machine embroidery

August OMG 2017 Goal

Patchwork Times announced the number 8 as the UFO goal for August.

My number 8 is these floral blocks:

One Monthly Goal - 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). 

February OMG 2017 Goal

Patchwork Times announced February UFO goal number 9 which happened to be a threadplay project for me:

One Monthly Goal - Threadplay

I decided it needed some ‘spark’, so I added gold thread to the ribbon.

One Monthly Goal - Threadplay

I am using Sulky rayon thread for the free motion embroidery.

One Monthly Goal - Threadplay

I used a simple meandering loop (with Sulky rayon thread) for the free motion quilting.

One Monthly Goal - Threadplay

One Monthly Goal - Threadplay

Leftover fabric was used to piece the backing.

One Monthly Goal - Threadplay

One Monthly Goal - Threadplay

I am happy to have this one finished!

One Monthly Goal - Threadplay

It has already been gifted!

I have spent the rest of the month continueing scrap control.

Scrap Bags

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.

Be Mine – Part 2

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.