Laura’s Elephants

Laura had a lot of trouble in the beginning getting this design lined up.  But I was shocked when she sent me the photo and it came out so beautiful!  I think she was doing a lot better than she thought. 🙂  Thank you Laura for making my design look so great!

From Laura,

Well, here is the finished product from my almost nervous breakdown!  Thank you again for all your help with BFC 445, Touch of India II.  It’s a “Happy” wall hanging, full of beautiful colors.  I added lots of crystals and unique outline quilting.  The fabric I found at our local quilt shop, Creative Sew Threads, here in Elkhart, Indiana.  I think the fabric complemented the design perfectly.

BFC0445 Touch of India II

I did some closeups so you can see the details.

I like the quilting – you can see some of it better her.

Margaret O’s Hipster Dog Quilt

Suz,

You had asked that I send pictures of the Hipster Dogs quilt, so here they are. The quilt is a birthday gift for a 27 yo, representing dogs in his life through the years. Unfortunately, colors in the photos are very poor. Actually a bright, true red. Thank you for such an adorable set.

Margaret – I think this is such a wonderful idea!  The concept could be used for many things that people want to remember.  You’ve added so many great personal details like the dogs name, the little red square, etc.  Fantastic job!

BFC1315 Hipster Canines Filled

 

Patricia’s Horse and Stained Glass Pillow

Hallo suz,

I want to let you see what I have made with the patterns from BFC.  For the magazine stitch@home

Only the black horse is from Dakota  With the bag I have made a gaucho skirt. The magazine is coming out this day.

I hope you like it.

In next mail I send you what I have made my own design also in the magazine.

Greetings Patricia from Holland

This message was from 2009 but when I came across it I wanted to show it! Patricia does loads of great projects.

And another project from Patricia!  I put it on a embroider site and I have already got 120 mails about is.

BFC0894 Stained Glass-Art Nouveau Circle in a Square

 

Laura’s Stained Glass Horses

Howdy.  I wanted to show you my finished project.  I absolutely love the variegated thread stained glass designs and finished the embroidery  a while ago.  I just couldn’t decide on how to frame it.
As I was hunting through my fabric stash, I ran across this piece of wood-grained print that I had previously used on one of your Green-Man designs  It matched perfectly, and the clean lines of this type of framing really compliment the stained- glass look.. I’m ready for another variegated thread project-hint-hint-hint!.  BTW, this is stitched on white felt overlaid with a iridescent mylar film.  It really glissens.  Thanks for making me look good with all your wonderful digitizing!  Laura

Great idea using the white felt with the mylar!  I think we too often forget how great felt is for stitching.  Beautiful picture Laura,  Suz

 

Laura’s Born To Run!

I finished it!!! I think this has more stitches in it than any other combined design I have done thus far.  Thank you for your wonderful digitizing work.  I know no “horse people” so this work will be donated to a local church auction that supports local women’s shelters.

FYI, the label on the back is done on Ultra Suede.  It makes a very classy label, right where you deserve to be!

Have a great day and thanks again.    Laura

Beautiful job Laura!  The church will love it.  I think even non horse people will love this one!   Suz

I’m sorry but I can’t put a link to the designs Laura used.  Joseph Picarella decided he didn’t want any more designs based on his artwork sold even though I paid him royalties on every sale and per our agreement – Suz

John’s method to prevent puckering

I am sending a couple of photos of wall hangings I have done on felt without any puckering. One uses 5 designs to make a large 16 x 23 inch one,   and one uses 6 designs to make a large 12 x 15 inch one.

I only hoop a piece of Stitch n Tear stabilizer by itself, adhering it to the inside of the inner hoop ring with sturdy 2 sided sticky mounting tape. The felt is held in place using a conservative amount of spray adhesive. I use the minimum amount of tension in the bobbin, around 12 – 15 grams and the upper tension just enough to bring the stitch thread to clear the throat plate and let the stabilizer alone drag the thread to the next stitch. When you are done the fabric does not want to return to an original non tension state and remains stable.

BFC1095 Window-Kitten in a Bowl

BFC0831 Window – Vintage Sewing Machine

I’m in Awe!!!!!

Marilynn and I were talking and I asked if  she had any photos of her work I could post.  I was so surprised and thrilled when she sent me these.

In her words:

This is a small sample of the many BFC Designs I’ve done. I give away or sell about 80% of the designs I’ve done over the years. I’ve recommended BFC to lots of others with my same obsession. Keep digitizing please!  Marilynn

It’s going to take me awhile to get all the links for the sets!!!

Thank you Marilynn for sharing so much of your work.

Suz