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
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
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.
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.
Tiger quilt made for friend. King size, log cabins are 6″. Sorry about the blurry pic, but hopefully I’ll be able to get a better one when I can find someone to hold it up for me…(maybe two or three someones)
Thanks for your help on lining up the tiger Suz.
It’s wonderful Verona! The large embroideries look excellent as a quilt center! And a King size – so much work on that bed 🙂