Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Simple? Hah!

And I thought I was going to take it easy this month!  Not so!  I've been working away on EQ Stitch to make a quilt using the technique from Dilys Fronk's Dual Image Applique.  Here it is so far
Cute, but I still have a long way to go!  And will probably run out of fabric....

Anyway, here's the general idea

 
You may be wondering about the coloring.  It's not meant as a scrappy quilt.  It's just colored that way so that I can keep track of the left and right feet with the correct colorings.  Figures I'd have to make the dual image applique process more complicated!!  Eesh!

And since I'm a bit lazy, and a perfectionist, I really did not relish the thought of sewing wobbly satin stitch applique around all those toes.  Let the embroidery machine do it!  Prettier and quicker than I could.  But then there was the time to digitize it, test it, tweak it, test it, etc, etc.  And getting the placement correct, and dealing with the mirror image aspect.  

I think I've got it figured out, and now I'm ready to applique the cut out pieces.  See, they're ready to go
So I'm back at the machine until I can show you more.

Happy Quilting!


2 comments:

  1. A very cool idea. Smart thinking to color coordinate your design to keep it all straight!

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  2. You're so clever to think of using your embroidery machine! The toes look perfectly lovely.

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