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Monday, July 11, 2011

Starting Another New Project!

Oh, my goodness. I need a new project like I need another case of poison ivy. But my sewing friend Lillian is making a baby quilt for her new grandbaby, due in December and she invited friends to sew along. The pattern she chose is the perfect canvas for 5 machine embroidered blocks and I had some that I've been waiting to stitch, so...

I stitched the first block this morning. It stitched flawlessly! Whoever digitized this did a fabulous job. It is nicer than many sets I've purchased and it was FREE. That's a word self-control cannot resist! You can get this ME design and 7 others of vintage boys and girls on Sew Forum.
I also bought the basic Embird software recently and re-sized these designs to fit my 6x10 hoop. I'm pretty proud that I figured it out. Once I know how to use the basic Embird, I'd like to try the digitizing module.
Here are the repro 30s prints that I'll use for this little quilt.
I chose these at a great quilt shop while I was at the beach. I went with blue and red with a bit of yellow, since those are good colors for boys and girls. I will do all the ME in red. I can't wait to finish the ME and start putting this sweet little quilt together.


Jeannie B. said...

Very Cute!

Jan said...

Can't wait to see the finished quilt. Love the vintage prints.

Cynthia Gilbreth said...

I know what you mean about not needing a new project! My mom always said, "I need this like I need a new hole in my head". Your fabrics are just darling, it will go with the redwork so well.