Friday Misc. Roundup

I got a little bit of machine embroidery time last night after dinner to prep for my Tampa Modern Quilt Guild sew day on Saturday.

Lace edge heart

First up is a lace edged heart from Big Dreams Embroidery. This will become my flag contribution for Flags for Boston that the Vancouver Modern Quilt Guild is organizing. They have some suggested guidelines. I’m keeping mine simple with just the heart as the centerpiece. I wish i’d used a contrasting thread for the lace edge but oh well, what’s done is done. Isn’t the dot fabric cute?

May Aurifil Thread Club from The Quilt Bear

The turquoise thread was part of my May Aurifil Thread Club shipment from The Quilt Bear! It fit perfectly with the fabric. I think this month is my favorite so far.

Totoro - Machine Embroidery

Next on my embroidery machine is a fun design I just found of a Totoro! I’m a huge fan of the Japanese anime director Miyazaki and I think his film My Neighbor Totoro is my favorite with Spirited Away being a close second. I have some other Totoro stuff and I’m trying to expand my collection. This will be the centerpiece of a pillow I think. Download the free totoro design here.

Lastly, a little tip for your sewing room! In my recent move I got tired of chasing my foot pedal around on the floor. I don’t have carpeting so it goes all over the place. I remembered I had some shelf liner that’s rubberized and decided to use a bit of that under the pedal. I put a bit of masking tape to secure it to the pedal. No more chasing it down! It stays put now.



Have a great quilty weekend!


  1. Love love love the pretty little heart!

  2. Love the polka dot fabric for the heart and great tip for the foot pedal! I have the same frustration all the time…

  3. Vickie Adkins says:

    A good tip about your foot pedal, I think I’ll try it. Thanks

  4. Love the embroidery on the heart. I’m so excited to hear you love Miyazaki, too! That one is my favorite one, though I can’t say I don’t like any of them. I even have a Kiki’s Delivery Service t-shirt. Thank you so much for the free download link. Most of my friends look at me cross-eyed if I say something about Miyazaki and anime. LOL

    • Ha!! I know what you mean. No one understands my obsession with his films either. If I could decorate my whole sewing room with Totoro stuff I’d be happy.


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