The groom’s ring pillow I made for my brother’s wedding uses words his fiancee used to describe him, and the bride’s ring pillow is embroidered with words my brother used to describe the bride-to-be. After the wedding, the pillows will be taken apart and matted and framed.
Well it is spring . . . and the much-needed rain has arrived here in Texas, but so have the muddy pawprints at my backdoor, where the dogs come in the house. They now have a dedicated “Mudfoot Towel.” This quick and easy project also makes a GREAT gift for any pet lover you know.
I have been embellishing sweatshirts for my girls since they were little. I used to make them the cutest puppies, clowns, balloons and unicorns. There came a day, however, when my adorable little children got a mind of their own about fashion.
As a new quilter, I see some fabulous quilts that make me want to be a better quilter. The part that challenges me the most though is fabric placement. Keeping a balance of light, medium, and dark makes perfect sense to me, but how do you know what category the chosen fabrics fall into?
I have been enjoying some time lately to explore other uses of BERNINA CutWork Software – not the traditional applique projects or cutwork projects. BERNINA CutWork Software has some wonderful decorative stitches as well – over 350 in fact!
I love making these pillows. All of my grandkids have some for their bedrooms and they love to cuddle up with them. For this pillow I used two pieces of fleece and embroidered one with a design from OESD’s “Words of Whimsy” embroidery collection #12292.
Here’s a peek at some of the projects I’ve been stitching with the new embroidery collections, Bold & Beautiful and Stitches ‘n Bloom. Both are beautiful as well as versatile. Look for them at your local BERNINA dealership.
Boy, did I have fun creating this pillow using the three-dimensional designs in OESD’s Chrysanthemum Premier Collection #017! Parts of the design are heavily stitched, and when the embroidery is complete you simply cut through the stitches with a very sharp knife to make them “bloom.”