Wednesday, November 9, 2011

WIP Wednesday # 4: Machine Embroidery

I was in full Christmas stocking mode this week with 7 stocking "feet" made.  I switched my machine over to embroidery,  because I want to embroider names on the cuffs (using metallic thread of course). The first two stockings it worked great, but I was running out of thread and had to switch to a different type of metallic thread - not so good.
Thread was looping and shredding!
So, without the right metallic thread readily at hand, I decided to embroider some fish for a couple of pillow Christmas presents. It's a large design (61 minutes, not including stopping to change thread), but I think it's going to look great!









So the stats for the week:

In-process: (6)
Hip to be Square FMQ sampler (still at 14 out of 30 blocks quilted)
Cubic Rhythm ( still 1/4 quilted)
Table runner (nope)
Purple heart wall hanging (nope)
Expanding Possibilities quilt (nope)
Free-Motion practice samples (Stomach Lining - linked up at Fluffy Sheep Quilting)

New projects in the cue to start: (3)
7 Christmas Stockings - stockings part completed on all 7, 2 cuffs embroidered. Need to make the lining and assemble.
FLMQG solids challenge crib quilt (Not started)
New Wave quilt (not started)

Projects completed this week: (0)

I'm linking up with Freshly Pieced for WIP Wednesday!


WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced


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Pat

29 comments:

  1. Sorry to hear about the metallic thread issue, but that fish is going to look great!

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  2. OMG! I just love the fish you are stitching. :) Absolutely awesome!

    Mary
    http://www.quiltgenius.com

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  3. Ugh, don't you hate when thread doesn't do what it's supposed to? That fish is going to look really cool!

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  4. Sounds like fun, I think that fish is wonderful.

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  5. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and commenting on the Homemade Stockings! I love yours as well. Also, I love how you embroidered the names. It looks great!

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  6. Machine embroidery is something I know nothing about. I find it so intriguing! Your work is just beautiful.

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  7. That's a cool machine! I love to watch those embroider things when I'm at quilt shows! That fish is awesome :)

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  8. Wow.. It will be a stunning fish!

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  9. Sorry to hear the thread wasn't working out for you, but I simply love the fish you are working on! I hope you will be able to find the right thread to get the stockings done in time.

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  10. I hate when that happens, when everything runs smoothly and then it just doesn't anymore. Hope you'll be able to finish the stockings soon!

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  11. That fish is super cute, so worth the wait!

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  12. So impressive! My sewing machine can only do three stitches, so I'm always in awe of these fancy-shmancy machines!

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  13. Boo to your thread problems, but your fish sure does look cute!

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  14. I've always wondered about embroidery machines... seems really neat to work with. Hope you are back at it soon with the right thread!

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  15. I love my embroidery machine and find a larger needle helps with the metallic thread shedding problem. love the fish

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  16. I love you machine....maybe someday :)
    I have sewn on a machine the hubby paid $60 for at Wal Mart for 3 years now.

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  17. What kind of thread were you using? (Just curious.)

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  18. Wow, that really makes me want to get an embroidery machine. That fish is fantastic.

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  19. Nice to have an embroidery machine!! The fish looks like it will be great w/the background elements, etc.

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  20. sorry to hear about your thread issues, hope you can get the good stuff soon :)

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  21. Total bummer on the metallic thread, but the fish is looking great

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  22. These embroidery machines are so amazing! The fish is wonderful. Thanks for linking up to WIP Wednesday. : )

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  23. Such pretty embroidery! Sorry that one started to mess up, I hate when that happens!

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  24. You are a trooper to keep calm and carry on! The fish is delightful. Some threads are better than others!

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  25. So jealous of your machine! That fish looks like a great design.

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  26. Eeek! Dumb thread. :( The fish look Great!

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