Saturday, February 4, 2012

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Art and Stitch Design day 56

So it is a long day since I posted and after spending a three day weekend at the Sharon  Schamber Retreat in Payson AZ it seems like a good time to start posting some more designs so will do one for each day of February.

So here is a Celtic heart that I am working on. Overall I have the process decided on how to digitize Celtic knots now working on making this one ready for sewing out. Playing with the Magic Square or Magic Circle  to show some different layouts.

Both look good but I think I like the one on the right best. What do you think?

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Art and Stitch Design Day 55

So recently I have been playing around with embroidery designs, butterflies designs to be more precise.

I have an Accuquilt Go! so I used the butterfly die to cut out the shape I wanted, I scanned the shape and digitized the shape. I then played around with different motif fills and motif stitches to come up with a variety of designs.

Here are a few of the first designs:












I had fun tonight trying out my new Babylock Ellisimo and stitched out 2 of the above designs:


iPhone didn't take a great picture 



The first one I used a fabric applique and discovered that I need to go back and fix a few places in the digitizing of the Accuquilt digitized shape as  in a few places the applique didn't fit exactly in place. The satin stitching outline covered this up but I would like to go back and make it fit better.

I also didn't like where I placed the body and antennas and also didn't like how that section stitched out. Need to go back to the drawing board on how I will do that part.  

In the second design I forgot to add the fabric after the first stitch out but I did like how it turned out.

Still lot of more work to be done to make these perfect but I did have a wonderful time designing and stitching these out tonight. 

Friday, October 28, 2011

Happy Halloween

Another Vector file imported need only a little rework to complete