Just wanted to post a note to say that we have a winner. Last weekend, I used the random number generator and pulled Sue’s comment from the hat. Patsy has contacted her and she is looking forward to stitching a design from Patsy. Thank you all for participating in the blog hop.
This is Day 3 of the Patsy Thompson Designs Blog Hop and that means it is my day to show you some beautiful machine embroidery applique. The design I chose is called Christmas is Coming and is a combination of the Feathered Setting Triangles and the Swag Wreath Quilt Block. This can be used as a table topper or a wall hanging. I made it in two color ways. One of these uses a periwinkle and green color combination and the second is the traditional red and green for Christmas. (And read all the way to the end for the giveaway).
This is one of the most elegant designs I have ever stitched. It includes multiple hoopings and was unbelievably easy to hoop and stitch. And that is because of the very simple, thorough, and straightforward instructions as well as the excellent digitizing of this design. What was absolutely remarkable to me was that I did not have a single glitch or stitch out of place after stitching two complete quilts. You can be sure that I am going to make a couple more of these to give as holiday gifts to family and a special friend. Here are photos of my two beautiful designs.You can see that on the purple and green I made a variation of the center design rotating a single filigree instead of mirror images. (And after the photos were done I realized I still had some of the soap marking lines left–they will steam out when I’m finished–these pieces are still in progress)
The embroidery was almost too beautiful to quilt, but I did quilt the green and red using Cotton batting and a stipple design. After looking at some of Patsy’s work, I think I’m going to quilt a background feather design on the green/periwinkle design.
Usually I do a tutorial with a blog hop. However, Patsy has created a Youtube video that has wonderful instructions for multiple hoopings, and that is all the tutorial that you will need. The designs use her Appli-Kutz applique dies. If you don’t want to make that investment, you can also purchase pre-cut shapes from Patsy.
If you’re interested in seeing more tutorials, you will find that Patsy is very generous with her instructions. You can find a whole series of excellent video tutorials for free motion machine quilting and machine embroidery here.
Did we mention a giveaway? Patsy is giving one free downloadable machine embroidery design to one lucky visitor each day of this blog hop. So, please leave a comment to enter your name into the drawing for a free downloadable machine embroidery design for today’s blog hop stop.
We’ve been getting ready for this for a couple of months now. And the time is here–the time is now. Starting Monday–yes that’s tomorrow–the Patsy Thompson Designs Blog Hop begins. And not only do you get to see some beautiful designs, but there will be five giveaways (one from each blog) of Patsy Thompson machine embroidery designs. Please join us for some fun. I can’t begin to tell you how beautiful my project is, but you’ll get to see it on Wednesday.
Kelly at I Have A Notionis sponsoring this blog hop. Here’s the full lineup of blogs featuring Patsy’s designs.
And we have a winner. Congratulations to Debra Reber as winner of the Fat Quarter Shop Gift Certificate giveaway. I used a random number generator that I randomly selected from a Google search, and this is the result. Yesterday was not only an election, but in our area that also means a Teacher Workday so that the schools may be used for voting. And a Teacher Workday means three grandchildren visiting me–that delayed the announcement a bit. Debra, we’ll be in touch with you. Again, congratulations.
The Fat Quarter Shop has generously donated a $25.00 gift certificate, and we thank them.