Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Christmas Trees

I thought I would show a few of the Christmas trees I have made.  Different techniques and fabrics.

These two trees were done in the hoop of my Babylock Elleago machine. The design is by PJ Designs.  I used drapery fabric - the wrong side is the right side of my trees.  I then added hot fix crystals to the blue/white tree and hand beaded the gold/white tree. I have given several as gifts and everyone loves them.  I plan to make more it is a fun process.

This is the same tree as the other ones.  I used scrap greens and it gives a totally different look.

These trees look the same as the larger trees but they are only 5" tall.  They are also done on my embroidery machine.  These designs are from Cute Embroidery.  I used the hot fix crystals on 2 of them and the 3rd is just plain.   I will make more of these as I think they are sew cute!!

This tree was all hand done.    It is a crazy quilt technique.  I made this one several years ago.  It is one of my favorite holiday decorations!  Love the charms, button and do dads!

This tree was done in the hoop on my machine.  Each square is 6 inches and all of the stitches were done in the hoop on the machine.  I then sewed them all together and then cut the tree shape.  Then on to the embellishments.  Beads and bobbles and jewels, oh my!!!!

So now you have seen my trees.  Some forest, huh?

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Quilting and Machine Embroidery!

I love to quilt and machine embroidery.   I am going to show and tell the quilts that I have made.  Sometimes they will be very pretty and others are very simple.  I will also be posting the projects as I finish them.  Some are very old and others are done up quickly on a whim!

This is an apple core made in batiks fabrics.  I learned a big lesson here.  I hand pieced this!  Big mistake.  The batiks are hard to needle through because of the way they are dyed.  It is very pretty but it did cause me to have some sore fingers!  There are some jacaobean butterflies and flowers embroidered throughout the quilt as seen in the close up below.  It was one of the first quilts that I quilted on my Bailey Homequilter and Grace pro frame.

It is a queen size and I think it is very cheeful!

Thank you in advance for any comments you would like to post.  I am totally new to this blogging and I am not sure what I am doing.   But I do welcome any and all comments!!!