Last night I did some multitasking! I stitched out a quilt label for one of my blog followers and while that was going on the Topaz 20 I took my blocks for my commission quilt and started laying them out. I don’t have a design wall so they end up on my floor in my dining room/sitting area (after I vacuum of course).
My layout was planned in Electric Quilt 7 and I sketched in the embroidered blocks to see how I’d like it. I didn’t want the embroidery to overpower the quilt and make it too busy so I did it on an inner square area. Once I get the outer border on I think it’ll look really sharp.
These blocks are my snowball blocks that I recently did a tutorial for.
The tan I used was a Kona solid (I think the color was Camel or something) for the centers. I didn’t want white and I didn’t want a black for the inside. I originally planned a cream but I think I like the tan better! I also have 3 leftover blocks. I might turn those into pillows if I can figure out how to make one. I’ve never made a pillow. Send me your favorite easy pillow tutorial!
The label turned out beautiful. I’m putting interfacing on the back so it can be easily fused and then hand stitched to the quilt back. (That black line is just a basting stitch, it gets removed with all the jump stitches).
The more I use Metro Embroidery Thread the more impressed I get with it. So glad I stumbled across it. It has saved me a ton of money, truly! If you are interested in purchasing a quilt label from me just contact me for a quote.
I popped the peacock into a frame after much finangling. I still need to open it up and scootch it over to the left a bit. I love what the frame adds to it though.
Last night I vaccumed some leaves in my front yard with a new leaf blower/vac that I purchased. Wow was my back hurting after that! I officially hate oak trees. I’m trying to prep my front lawn to lay down some grass seed since there are lots of bare patches that need to be filled in.
The leaf vac worked really well. There are still some areas I’m going to have to rake though. Darn pine needles.