Project Description

What are you most proud of? That it's actually done! What advice would you give someone starting this project? Have fun!

What you will need

  • Batiks
  • cotton fabric
  • polyester threads

Q&A with Darns

mo.sews asked:
So this is stitch and slash...! Awesome project! Love the leaves, and I recongnize a few of those stitching patterns... do you have a Pfaff?
Darns answered:
Thanks, Mo.sews - I do piecing on my Bernina 430 but the dec stitches were done on my Bernina 830 - it has a 9 mm stitch width so I can get some wide dec stitches. I also did a few free motion leaves ( green thread) to fill in some of the black background. It's a fun class - especially fun to use a seam ripper for something other than reverse sewing.
Carol Ann Waugh asked:
This is a beautiful and thoughtful design. I love the way you outlined the leaves in decorative machine stitching and the large scale is wonderful. Thanks for sharing!
Darns answered:
Thanks, but only one mistake - black fabric with white dog - bad combo
Neraddan asked:
Really neat design - I find it very restful - and I love the colors and embellishments you chose.
Darns answered:
Thank you so much! Now I need a couching foot & some fun yarns for more projects
ginnyt3 asked:
So pretty. I think this is the next class I am going to take.
Darns answered:
Thank you! I kind of wish I had taken Stupendous Stitching first - who knew I would want a couching foot (didn't have one)
AlyxRansom asked:
Cool -- and I am *not* going to ask what a "couching foot" is... because I don't want my naievete to show, you know. ;-)
Darns answered:
Don't feel bad - I had to look it up too. It's a foot with a big groove underneath so that thick threads, yarns or cords can be feed through & zigzagged over. So I go look for one & discover there are two of them available for my machines - regular couching foot & free motion couching foot - do I need both? If only I knew what to do with even one of them.

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