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Dee, I hear you chuckling maniacally! And it's not wrong for you to be BOTH a quilter and an embroiderer!
Before I succumbed to a needle allergy (whether to sewing machine needles or hand stitching needles), I would "work" at my sewing machine in the afternoons and do hand work in the evenings. And I still managed to get things done.
Cris in MT
Dee love your applique, candy canes look good enough to eat. Going to be very festive when done.
I finished this quilt up last week, its about 40x46 with cotton velour for backing. This quilt has been a UFO for over ten years. Being it was full of teddy bears I added two more one on each end in the solid pink.
I believe it is Pirate who has given the tip of pinning a note with the size of the finished quilt top to it, I would like to add to that suggestion by recommending the date the top was finished be included also. That way if its not documented any where else you have a reference point.
Looking for something you know you have, stop looking. Start looking for something else, you'll find the original something you where looking for. But do you remember why you where looking for that original item? Yes, now I can finally finish DGD top.
I'm having fun playing with the applique patterns. Between these blocks and the table topper it's been Christmas in July around here.
I started on the embroidery embellishment last night. Pretty pleased with how the pine branch is coming out. But I had forgotten how quickly the floss gets used - and I'm trying not to put knots on the back. But I'm having to use two or three length on each branch. At this rate I'm definitely going to have to go shopping for more green floss. Almost every block either has pine branches or a vine. Plus the leaves have veins. Yup, going to need more greens. 1st fabric and now floss. Oh well, guess I'll HAVE to go to JoAnns. haha
I also glue bindings after I sew it on the quilt.
I've done that. It is time consuming but does work well.
That is beautiful embroidery. Haven't seen any like that. It's tempting.
But.....I have so much fabric to sew up and projects to finish that I need to stay on task for a while. I'll just click on the links you provided Pirate and drool.
Your pine branches look real. Nice job! I don't want to discourage you from going to JoAnn's but I have tons of floss. I could send you an assortment of greens if you'd like. I use my floss rarely.
that's ok. I already went today. and the skeins are only 60 cents, not worth the hassle of mailing.
I was at Joann's today to get a zipper. In the craft section, I saw SPOOLS of embroidery floss. Standard 6-strand floss by Anchor. I've never seen floss on spools before, have you?
Pirate (PIRATE_SR) said:
I've never seen floss on spools before,
I had not either. Saw that today too. I also looked at the perle coton, I thought about getting a ball of red to make some pretty stars for the Christmas tree applique, but decided to wait and try what I have. Aren't these lovely stars? The way they are made looks pretty cool - I'm anxious to try it. here's the link https://www.needlenthread.com/2012/11/stitch-play-star-stitch-snowflakes.html
she uses something called Soie Perlee (silk) but perle coton works too (per Mary Corbet).