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!!