Peace, Love, and Joy

Peace, Love, and Joy Chirpy Birds by Gayle Schliemann #diy #sew #WeAllSew.com

I have never been what most people think of as a traditionalist, especially where the holidays are concerned. I don’t have bright red and green adorning my halls, and pine and holly items are a rare find on my cul de sac. What I do love is teal and red, great lettering, and simple clean lines… whoops, I forgot to mentions, cute little birds. I am also running out of time to finish projects so I have to look for easier ones that can be done mostly in the embroidery hoop; thank goodness for my BERNINA 830 E and the fantastic space in the Jumbo hoop.

I took to my computer first to design the trilogy: Peace, Love, and Joy. I used simple letter kerning, manipulation, and pattern run items to create my pieces. The best part was incorporating my new Chirpy Bird designs. I used straight lines as placement and stitching lines for a fabric strip and selvedge edge “nest.”  I saved the designs on a stick and loaded them onto my machine.

In a couple of hours I had completed three small wall hangings. Very easy since they were wrapped around pre-made 10” canvases. There was no quilting, no binding, and no sleeve to make. Voila! I am one step closer to being ready for the holidays.


This article has 4 comments

  1. sweetaline

    I love these wall hangings and would like to recreate them for my sewing room. Please share the font information because for me , that is what makes each plaque.

    • WeAllSew

      Gayle’s on vacation, but I’ll see what I can find out! Jo

  2. sweetaline

    Thank you!

    • WeAllSew

      Sorry, Gayle doesn’t remember which fonts she started with. She manipulated them so much they don’t look at all like the originals! Amanda Whitlatch recommends http://www.dafont.com as a reputable site for downloadable fonts; you might find something similar there, or even something you like better :-) Jo

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