Monday, 21 May 2012

Swap: Finished

Firstly I want to say a hug thank you to everyone who left such wonderful comments on both my recent blog post and my recent Flickr uploads - it means so much to me to know that other people like my designs. A couple of people suggested I sell my designs, and I want to thank you especially - it's in the early planning stage, but later this year I have plans!

My embroidery
Yesterday I finished the sewing machine cover for the Modern She Made Swap. I love how it turned out - so summery and bright, and I'm really pleased with how my embroidery looks framed in orange.

The front of the machine cover

The back of the machine cover

A bit more embroidery
So here is the info:
Embroidery: designed by me, stitched in DMC 740 stranded cotton, approx 6" in diameter
Fabric: Kona White with various citrussy prints, including Art Gallery, Clothworks, Moda and random scraps that I have no idea about!
Applique: I used a tutorial from Purl Bee for making circular circles (though mine still aren't perfect) which don't have raw edges, then I machine appliqued with a blanket stitch and coordinating cotton.
Quilting: dense straight lines done by machine: I started by stitching along the crease line from where the fabric was on the bolt - I couldn't press it out! Then I set me needle the further position to the right and lines up the previous line of quilting with the edge of the presser foot. I used white Aurifil (my first time with Aurifil - fabulous)
Backing fabric: Black scissor print from Half Moon Modern (Moda)

The backing
Binding: Kona white
Size: approx 17x34" (I hope it's not too big.... but I was working on sizes provided and then added some wiggle room).
Ribbon ties: no idea where it's from  (other than my LQS) but it is a tape measure and I couldn't resist it.

A little extra - pincushion
 To go with the machine cover I made a coordinating pincushion using some scraps from the quilt and embroidery - lots and lots of circles.

I'm hoping to pop this in the post tomorrow. I hope my partner likes it!


Nicole said...

I'm sure she'll love it! Good job making the cover and pincushion. It's beautiful!

Anne said...

That's just wonderful and I'm sure your partner will love it! And if she hates, have her send it to me. :)
That pincushion is darling, the perfect touch. :)

Cherie said...

I so hope that's winging it's way to me! I absolutely love it!

I'm hosting a new swap over at my blog if anyone is interested please pop over for a look =D

Cindy said...

Just found the swap group today and was surfing through all the pretty things everyone had made. Your machine cover is one of my favs! Absolutely LOVE the embroidery you did. Beautiful. And the pin cushion was such a sweet extra.