12 February 2012

And Now for Something Completely Different ...

A friend told me about a website she found that designs/sells very funky, extreme machine embroidery designs.  The designs are definitely not everyone's taste but are very popular with the "young 'uns".  Jenni bought a few and has started stitching them out on the embroidery machine.

This design takes over 3-1/2 hours to stitch out

By the end of the night Jenni had made a cushion to give to her friend as a housewarming present.

Meanwhile, I didn't do any quilting - I sewed a few of my pinwheels together for our on-line group's mystery BOM

and played with some pretty fabrics that I'd cut up some time last year.

Mini version of Camille Roskelley's "Dream Big"
Bec had sent me a few honey bun strips of "Spring Magic" by April Cornell and I added a couple of pretties from my stash.  Not sure what size this little quilt will end up - that will depend on when I run out of these fabrics.  I have more of the Lake House pearlised white spot and the pale peach that I may use for borders.

Looks like the rain has gone for a while - beautiful weekend weather here.


alda said...

amazing idea! I've never seen stitched skull in such a pretty design like this before. Great gift idea!

Teresa said...

The cushion turned out great.. what an intricate design for the embroidery! Love your pinwheels.. I've made a pathetic 3!!! I'm starting to think your brights are the way to go though....

Bec said...

Very pretty small quilt in progress. Glad you are putting the honey strips to good use.
Love the pinwheels, they look fantastic!
Very cool looking skull and a great looking cushion, Jenni might be back more often to make more now....I am sure it would get addictive!


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