Monday, March 12, 2012

Dogs, Sam and Trapunto

Sunday I did some more machine embroidery.  I have the AccuQuilt Go! dies for the Gingham Dog and Overall Sam.  So I did some sew-outs using these die cuts and Marjorie's files. 
Here are the results.  There is some puckering - NOT due to the embroidery files, but due to my stabilizer. I used "Totally Stable" and it wasn't as stable as that would imply! I also didn't float an extra layer of tearaway stabilizer under it. Live and learn.  I think these will be fine in a quilt anyway.


I also tried a file I got from Embroidery Library  It is a trapunto embroidery file.  I only bought one of these and it is not appropriate for the current season, but I finally sewed it out so I am showing it anyway.
You can't really see it in this picture but the open areas are slightly raised like trapunto.  I have no idea what I will do with this piece. It may go as a Christmas card to someone one day.

11 comments:

Tangos Treasures said...

Nice!!!

Tonya said...

how cool, you're just sewing/working up a storm and I'm doing NOTHING......E's home for a few weeks......

Barb said...

I love your machine embroidery. I did the Overall Sam on Saturday (just one) and I so love him. Your dogs look good as well. I need to do some of those as well.

I did go back to the pfaff dealer, I told her about your machine and she said, well...you would have to buy the software to do what your friends machine does. So I was totally impressed with your machine.

Connie said...

Your machine embroidery is wonderful, looks like you are really having fun! Did you do the other block on your machine or by hand? Beautiful!
Quilting by the River

sewmeow said...

Love your batik dogs.....how cute. Glad to see you are putting that new machien to work all the time! Fun!

Rhonda said...

Gene, that trapunto is awesome. You are really getting things done. The die-cut dogs are cute and Sam looks all dressed up!!!

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Lovely work!

IHaveANotion ~ Kelly Jackson said...

Great job Gene....I've not done any trapunto with my ME....it looks great. Way to go!

Smiles,
Kelly

Snoodles said...

Fabulous...I think I need to add the doggie to my wish list! I love the Christmas embroidery - so much detail. You're doin' great work! (I'm stitching like mad for another tut! LOL)

JJ said...

Looks like the embroidery bug has bit and you are having fun. Nice projects.

pastimesquiltdesign said...

Hi Gene, I love the dogs and sam. I have never done machine embroidery. Your's looks fantastic. Happy St. Patricks Day. Peggy @ Pastimes Quilt Design