Friday, October 28, 2011

Happy Halloween

Another Vector file imported need only a little rework to complete

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Art and Stitch Design Day 50

More playing with last night base shape and I came up with this

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Art and Stitch Design Day 49

Played with a simple shape in magic circle and the magic square can produce interesting designs




And then I duplicated the original design and played again and got this

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Art and Stitch - Design Day 46 Dragon

This was another vector file that I imported into ANS, I had to do allot of clean up as at some places it seems like there was lots of over stitching and I discovered that there were a number of small holes in a number of places that was causing it.   Allot of use of the rework tool turned him into this cute...............or should I say fierce design.

What should I call him?

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Art and Stitch - Design Day 44 Racing Flames

another vector file this time one of Racing Flames was the basis for these interesting design.

Vector Files Used


Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Art and Stitch - Design Day 43 Flame Magic

Today I decided to play with a vector image of flames I found online and it produced some interesting designs both using the Magic Circle and the Magic Square.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Art and Stitch - Design Day 42

Today  I played with the Import Vector Art feature.

I found this vector image of a Ornate Door Hinge and imported it and then played around with it for a while and then used the magic circle and magic square to produce a number of different designs.

Monday, October 10, 2011

More progress on the Hickory Star

Joined the background to the star points tonight.

Next steps is to join the sections to finish the star and then add the border. I really like how it is turning out.

Art and Stitch - Design Day 41

Tonight I did some playing around with True Type Fonts as described in Section 3.31 in the User Guide and it is as easy as described. I installed the Hawaiian Fonts by Pokelele and here are a few I converted.

Hawaiian Font 1 - B & D

Hawaiian Font 1 - E & F

Hawaiian Font 1 - G & W


Sunday, October 9, 2011

Great progress today on a Cherrywood Hickory Star

This morning I was trying to decide on what project to work on, I really wasn't in the mood to do the backing for the Twisted 9 patch and put it on the frame as I am still deciding on how to quilt it. I could take my Labyrinth out again and get it finished, it currently is on the bed in the spare room but it didn't really talk to me today.

I decided to work on an Embroidery Christmas tree that I want to make this year, had to search my computer for the instructions and when I found it, I discovered that I needed water soluble stabilizer, which I knew I had but couldn't find it. I can see where it was in my old apartment but couldn't find it today in my new sewing room.  As I looked for it, I came across 2 Cherrywood jelly rolls and pattern that I bought about 3 years ago at PIQF and I decided to give it a go.

The first step was to decide how to divide the strips into 4 groups of nine, which Lar helped with and then sew them together. Next the strata needed to be cut into 4 triangles each which become the star points. The template on the pattern was not that great and as the instructions said "be careful when cutting there is no room for cutting errors" it was a little nerve racking but it turned out fine! 

Here is what it looked like just before dinner


I have added on some of the background tonight a great navy color and hope to get the rest of the background on and join to all together after work tomorrow.

I loved working with the Cherrywood, the colors are just wonderful and the fabric has a lovely soft feel to it. 

Overall a wonderful day in the sewing room.

Art and Stitch - Design Day 40

Some love hearts for you all today


Friday, October 7, 2011

Twisted Nine Patch - top done!

So I had to make another quilt for my Ronald McDonald Raffle quilt as Lar like the first one too much so I worked on a Twisted Nine Patch that I found on Maryquilts.com. I decided to make my blocks bigger with a 12 1/2 inch nine patch and 15 inch finished block.

Here is how it turned out:

 Now I have to decide how to quilt it as it will go on the frame tomorrow.

Art and Stitch - Design Day 38

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

So I said I would do a month of designs

In my first post about Art and Stitch, I said I would do a month of posting designs to learn the product. Now I am on day 34 with 8 more posts waiting to be published and I am wondering what to do as I am having so much fun!

I read in a number of places that it takes 30 days for something to become  a habit but not sure how many days to become addicted and I truly think I am addicted to digitizing in ANS. I was in a meeting today and all I could think of was that the pattern in my colleagues shirt would be a wonderful quilt design.

I think I will continue to post my designs and but reduce it down to 3-4 a week for designs and on the other days post about some of the other quilting stuff that I am doing.  I am little behind on stitching out the designs to test them and hopefully I can catch up on that.

Art and Stitch - Design Day 35 - More Swirls

Saturday, October 1, 2011