The Machine Embroidered Quilt »
InstructionsOnce you have completed the project for the class I would highly recommend you get Eileen's book if you enjoyed the process and would like to continue. It is so nice to focus on choosing colours of fabrics & threads and not worry about stitch length & quilting designs! I love how the blocks turned out and can't wait to finish the borders and assemble the piece!
Type of item: Home Decor
Style: Mod, Funky
Batiks, polyester embroidery thread, Eileen Roche's amazing book 'Machine Embroidered Quilting and Applique'
What was your inspiration?
I only got my embroidery machine for Christmas so this has been an excellent learning tool. I really enjoyed making the quilt project for the class and wanted to do more. Eileen's book (obviously) is the inspiration for this quilt and her designs are amazing! It is just such a clever process! I love laying down the applique fabric and watching the machine do its work. The contrasting colour combinations of thread on the fabric are stunning! It was so much fun to play with the thread & fabric and relax!
What are you most proud of?
I think my colour choices have been really nice so far. I'm glad I figured out the process - using my machine, embroidery software, placement techniques, etc. I could make the blocks all day long! I have a limited amount of fabric to work with and mostly only fat quarters but I was able to eke out all the blocks I needed so I'm pretty proud of my resourcefulness!
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Once you get the rhythm down of the process it flies along and you don't even notice the time. Lining up the continuous applique is the trickiest part for me - just take your time.