I have procrastinated too long about showing some of the quilts and embroideries I have stitched over the last 30 years. I am now rectifying this and hope to add to my journal as quilts and creations are gradually completed. I have so many unfinished projects many of these used for teaching purposes. I have decided that after the last few years during which I have been unable to stitch as much as previously it is time to try and finish as many as possible.
I hope that you enjoy looking at some of my creations as I work through this pile! It may take some time.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Cutwork fun

 I watched a webinar that Bernina made highlighting the 830 machine.  The project featured a drawstring bag embellished with cutwork embroidery designs.  I didn't have those designs, but I did have others.  I also used a lace design and added cutwork to that as well.
The designs stitched during the webinar were manually cut out.  I decided to use the software for Cutwork that Bernina released last year.  It is so easy to use and the machine cut beautifully.  The first design I stitched did not cut out as well as I liked but once I changed the cut fabric to velour, voila!!!
I also tried my hand at digitising my own cutwork from an illustration.  Unfortunately, my photography is still not too good and it was over exposed - lots.  Any way the photos will give you some ideas on how easy this software is to use.


Inside design 1
Inside design 2
This design was originally a fsl lace design.  I digitised the outline for the star and then the centre circle applique.

Inside of the bag showing the whole design area stitched

1 comment:

  1. Hi, the pattern came from a webinar on the Berninausa site. I have just done a search of that site and was unable to find it - you might have better luck, but it was some time ago. I am glad you like the project, basically it is two circles, embroidered using 8 points to create the pockets, the outer circle about 2" larger than the smaller to allow for the draw string handles.