Patsy Thompson Designs Blog Hop Day 3 is Here!

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 BlockThis 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).

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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)

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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.

And many thanks to Patsy and Kelly at IHaveANotion for sponsoring this blog hop.


I Have A Notion Blog November 10th (Monday)
Marjorie’s Quilting Bee November 12 (Wednesday)
Jean Creates November 13 (Thursday)
SewCalGal  November 14 (Friday)




37 Replies to “Patsy Thompson Designs Blog Hop Day 3 is Here!”

  1. Marjorie,
    The quilts are beautiful. The designs are wonderful. Thanks for sharing.

  2. I like just about anything with a scroll design in it, so I’m sure you can already tell that I love Patsy’s designs. Your quilt blocks are great. I really like the Christmas themed one.

  3. I really enjoyed your take on the design. It is interesting to see the difference one small design change can make.
    The green background fabric behind the purple leaves really adds a nice dimension. At first look, I thought it was hyperquilted.

  4. Both colorways are beautiful — love the center motif, too. Thank you so much for sharing this!


  5. Beautiful! What a gorgeous design. It’s great to hear that it stitched out so well. I love seeing things done in different color ways – the green, red, gold is so Christmasy.

  6. STUNNING!!! Wow…and holey schmokin….absolutely beautiful Marjorie! I would be so proud to have either of those hanging in my home and you know what? I absolutely know where to get those designs 🙂

    Thank you so much for your lovely post…I’m inspired again today. I’m hoping to get a few minutes to myself tonight to work more on my table runner.


  7. Oh, such pretty designs. It is good to hear that they are easy to do because they don’t look like it!

  8. I just love the work that Patsy does. i have been following her blog for some time now, and am amazed at her creativity and her beautiful designs…not to mention her generosity..such talent!

  9. The designs are so beautiful! How wonderful to hear that they stitch out so perfectly! Patsy’s work is always so gorgeous!

  10. I love what you have done with these. The design is so pretty that I can see why you hesitated when it came to the quilting, but it looks gorgeous.

  11. Gorgeous! I especially like the green and red one, maybe because Christmas is on my mind! I must make the time to watch more of Patsy’s great Youtube videos.

  12. Ohhhh how I LOVE those feathers! Very nice to see how different the designs look simply by changing the colors. Patsy’s tutorial makes me itch to get started doing some multi-hooping projects! Thanks ….

  13. I like the way you got very different looks by changing the colors. I love Patsy’s Basic Feathered Wreath.

  14. I loved watching this video. I cant wait to try this. Do her designs work with the accuquilt go

  15. Your wreath designs are gorgous. I love the creative abilities of those who can pull disparate elements into one unified whole!

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