April 23, 2013

Debra: Christmas Wallhanging

While I work on some donation quilts, the embroidery machine is working in the background.  It dawned on me that if I embroider more snowflakes, I would have less doilies to hand sew to the surface.  I think one more day of embroidering and I will be ready for the doilies.  It looks like I need some embroidered snowflakes in the lower left hand corner.

 
 
I've started a new donation quilt series on my blog called The Pastel Project.  It will be my effort to work through a huge tub of fabrics given to me by a friend who has a little nursery decorating business.  I plan to make as many quilts on the longarm in a strippy style and then give them to the local coordinator for Angel Tree.

14 comments:

ladyhawthorne said...

I like those snowflakes! You are definitely staying busy as usual. Congrats on the VA quilt show with the mother quilt.

Suztats said...

Good idea embroidering the snowflakes. And then when you do add the doilies, it will give it a nice depth and dimension, especially if some of the doilies encroach on the snowflakes. Looking forward to seeing more!

Debra Spincic said...

Yes, at one point I was thinking of ALOT of embroidered snowflakes with the doilies over & next to them but then I came to my senses.

Cy said...

So all these snowflakes are embroidered snowflakes! That explains the "Oops" post on your blog, lol.
Nice idea Debra. I could have done with some of your 'sensible-stitching' brain earlier in the week before I committed myself to many hours of hand-stitching on my quilt (yet again).
I'm going to distract myself now while I pop over see what this Pastel Project is all about.

Debra Spincic said...

Thank you! Yes, it's a big deal to be included in the Sacred Threads show. This is my 2nd year to have pieces in the show. It's really the best venue for some of my work.

Debra Spincic said...

I have thought all along if only Cy were nearby & we could work this mandala project out on the embroidery machine. But, it is in naught, I am afraid!

Debra Spincic said...

Yes, with all the vibration sometimes the hoop gets loose and separates. Luckily, the machine stops. Double luckily, only a few stitches were taken and I could rehoop and restart.

Judy S. said...

Love your snowflakes! (And you don't even have to shovel them. LOL) This is going to be awesome!

Barbara C said...

Adding doilies to the embroidered snowflakes will add some nice dimensionality. Very cool.

cq4fun said...

Don't you have to sew on the snowflakes? Or are you embroidering those directly on the quilt? I didn't realize you could put something so large in an embroidery machine, but then, you use all of your machines in ways most people don't imagine. =)

Debra Spincic said...

I am embroidering the snowflakes directly to the quilt's surface. I'll be hand stitching the doilies to the surface when all the snowflakes are done.

Most home machines can't handle this size. I know because some of my first pieces were big and after a lot of tears, Wes said to me, "If you are going to continue this kind of work, go buy the machine you need." I didn't have to be told twice.

Debra Spincic said...

No pun intended, I am sure!

Stiching4fun said...

Your snowflakes are lovely and yes think you need some in the left lower corner.
What kind of embroidery machine do you have? I really shoul get mine out an see if it still works!

That is great that you are making quilts for Angel Tree!

Pat

Debra Spincic said...

I have a Babylock 6 Spool.