Monday, July 04, 2011

A couple of Giveaways and a Picture or Three

There are two sisters having giveaways. 
Inch Worm Fabrics is having a Freedom Mystery giveaway for July.
Her sister The Average Quilter, is having a Fat Quarter giveaway for her followers only. (oops, maybe I shouldn't have told you about that one!) 

Okay, after much time, I am showing the green squares with the embroidery quilting.  Everyone said "use the purple." However, I got going before anyone commented. I used the red.  But it doesn't look "Christmas-y" after all. (whew) I think this is because of the shade of the green and the single thread used in this quilting design. 

My embroidery machine only has a 4" by 4" field for the design. So the lesson I learned here is that I need to make blocks with 4" sections for this to look its best.  I think I may go back and free motion quilt a little closer to these designs. 

To all my U.S.A. friends - have a great Independence Day. Happy 4th to you all.  Everyone else, have a great day too!

My goodness, I just discovered that I am now at five years and one month of blogging.  Time flies when you have such wonderful blog friends and readers. 


Rhonda said...

Gene, love the green quilt..... I think you are right about going back and doing some free motion around the embroidery... it will make the embroidery stand out even more..... just my thoughts!!

Royce said...

Wow the quilting looks great! In a way I like the open area around the quilted design - seems to make it stand out more. Happy 4th to you and congrats on 5+ wonderful years of blogging.

Stray Stitches (Linda G) said...

Gorgeous! You are right - it didn't end up looking 'Christmasy' - the lime greem prevented that.
Happy 4th of July to you too, Gene!!

ooglebloops said...

Love the embroidery, and as always, your color choices. Congrats on 5 years (!) of blogging!!!