Friday, December 21, 2012
I've been having fun trying out the embroidery option on my new Elna. Simple redwork seemed to be a good way to start. No color changes and no heavily embroidered areas to pucker up on me. I started by putting designs on dish towels to give as hostess gifts for Holiday parties.
Then I branched out a bit and did some redwork on some muslin squares that I had leftover from a time when I had great ambitions to make a cathedral window quilt. (Which eventually became a set of placemats and lots of unused muslin squares.)
Anyway, a quilt pattern in Country Quilts for Friends by Margaret Peters & Anne Sutton caught my eye, and I was off and sewing. Can you recognize the red fabric? That's from my de-constructed first Christmas quilt which I wrote about a few days ago.
The snowman motif is from Dakota Collectibles CD: Quilt Stitching. A couple other favorites are an angel trumpeter motif and an ornament motif that was free to download from embroiderydesigns.com. They let you download three free patterns per week - no purchase necessary. Free is my price point!!!
Stop by and see the beautiful Christmas tree quilts at: