Friday, June 28, 2013

Feathered Star Whole Cloth Wall Hanging

This past spring I purchased a Pfaff Creative 2.0 sewing and embroidery machine so that I could quilt some of my own projects and expand my skills by learning to embroidery.
I had seen the HoopSister's Feathered Star pattern in an advertisment from Quilt Beginnings in Columbus. 
I wasn't going to be driving 3 hours for a class. Then I found out from my friend Gayle that I could purchase the entire block of the month locally.
So for the past few weeks I have been reading directions, purchasing embroidery thread, and fabric.  Not that I actually need fabric!!  I have a notebook that has the instructions in it so I can have that right next to my machine.
I did some test blocks to determine what size I could do with my machine.  Originally I thought I would be limited to 7", but now I figured out I can stitch 8" blocks.
When I purchased my Creative 2.0 I also purchase My Decorative Quilter by Floriani.  It's a digitizing package, but I have used it for changing thread colors and removing steps from some of my embroidery designs.
I have decided for my first project to make 24" Feathered Star Whole Cloth for my front door. 

I wanted a finished project when I was done with the learning process. It will have a Black background with Red and Silver thread.  I have completed 4 out of 9 blocks and made a few mistakes along the way.  But hey that is how I learn!! 
In my first 2 blocks I didn't use matching bobbin thread, so those backs look ugly. 

Man what a difference following the directions make!


Currently I'm finishing the 4th corner Block

Still have some learning to do!!

Maybe able to start assembling the wall hanging this weekend!!

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Google Reader is going away so I have switched to Bloglovin’

Since Google Reader is going away on July 1st, 2013, I’ve switched to Bloglovin’ for a few reasons:
It gives bloggers page views, which I didn't realize I wasn't doing for the Blogs I follow!
It’s more aesthetically pleasing.
I can manage my blogs easily.
So please continue following me!