Created by: Darns
Project

Leaves

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

You Can Make This

Darns made Leaves with:

Stitch & Slash

Online Class

Stitch & Slash

with Carol Ann Waugh

  • Batiks
  • cotton fabric
  • polyester threads

Project Description

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

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.

Skill Level

Beginner