Join the Quilters of the Caribbean giveaway for the possibility of $1100 in prizes. This is sponsored by Accuquilt, Golden Threads, and Handiquilter. And if you join that giveaway and subscribe to my blog through Networked Blogs on Facebook, I’ll email you the embroidery file for the dragonfly embroidery. Networked blogs on FB is a nice way to read blogs, as a short blurb shows up in your newsfeed with a link to the blog. It seems FB is getting to be the Village Square and it is very neat and efficient.
Now, for the dragonfly – here are some photos showing step by step how I did the applique. The dragonfly has a nice honeycomb body. I like embroidery where there are minimal thread changes. Thus, this is a great opportunity to use thread and fabric to create the contrast without changing the thread on the machine.
I tweaked the yellow and green dragonfly just a bit and the result is the dragonfly at the end. But I loved the colors so much more on the yellow and green one that I just had to show you.
And I’d love to know what you think – whether you prefer the blanket stitch applique or whether you prefer the satin stitch applique. Do you like a wide satin stitch or a narrow one? These are the little questions that I always have when I’m working on a design, so I’d like to hear from you.