Ginger Pahos sent me photos of some gorgeous – and super cute! – children’s clothes she made. Don’t you wish you were 4-years old again with a closet full of dresses, jackets, and pants like these? What fun!
Amy Millsaps, who works at Raintree Quilting in Juneau, Alaska, sent me this picture of the beautiful Paris wallhanging she composed in DesignWorks software. She combined clipart and embroidery files from BERNINA Embroidery Software 6, OESD Flourish Fancy pack #12224, and the Rose Gown Applique and Paintwork design from DesignWorks Sampler 1 for a lovely montage
Grab one of these and you can make any place your tea corner. The “sweetener” is how quick they are to make. Next time you’re invited for tea (or coffee) bring a stack of these as a gift ‒ and look for the smile you’ll get in return.
Watch for Kaffe Fassett and Liza Prior Lucy’s latest book, Shots and Strips, due to be released in late February. The book features quilts made only with woven stripe and “shot” (woven solid) fabrics. All but a couple of quilts, which were hand-pieced or appliqued, were pieced on Liza’s BERNINA sewing machines.
My neighbor’s flowers were being taken…just the tops…and she was baffled. Where could they be? Maybe a furry critter was eating them? We laughed and decided the mystery was solved. The situation tickled my funny bone so I wrote it down as a children’s mystery story. Then I thought, “What about the critter’s story?”
Gayle Schleimann composed her Peace, Love, and Joy Chirpy Bird trilogy in BERNINA Embroidery Software 6, using simple letter kerning, manipulation, and pattern run items to create her pieces. The best part was incorporating her new Chirpy Bird designs!
I just learned this great trick for making some simple t-shirt applique shapes using OESD’s AquaMesh Plus paper-backed adhesive, water-soluble stabilizer! See how I added some shapes to perk up a plain t-shirt scarf, and get a quick how-to for making your own scarf from upcycled tees.
Lunch Box Quilts just released their new Love Letters applique pattern. I’m not ambitious enough (right now) to make the whole quilt, but the pattern includes directions for this smaller wallhanging. Don’t you just love the details in the letters?
BERNINA Cutwork Software makes it so quick and easy to add custom applique to a garment. We were on our way to the State Championship football game and in under one hour I appliqued the my son’s name and number on the back of our team sweatshirt – WOW!
I love BERNINA Embroidery Software 6 for many different reasons, but one of my favorites is the ability to preview fabrics on an appliqué design before even sewing one stitch.