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!


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

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


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