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Judy T-Bellingham replied on Tue, Nov 20 2012 9:39 AM | Locked

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I did buy a new pattern for a Turkey placemat - am thinking I am a month behind - got my Sew Spooky quilt for Halloween done a month after the time frame and now am buying Thanksgiving placemat patterns... They will be ready for next year -

 

Thea, one nice thing about being late for this year, you are really early for next year!


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Judy T-Bellingham replied on Tue, Nov 20 2012 9:41 AM | Locked

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Judy,

Your turkey is adorable!   Anxious to see what you do with next embroidery block. The one you show in the picture is wonderful...reminds me of the old sepia tone photos.

 

Thanks. That's one reason I'm a bit reluctant to do any coloring, I don't want to ruin the old time photo look. And, if something can be ruined, trust me, I'm your girl!

 


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Agnes replied on Tue, Nov 20 2012 9:42 AM | Locked

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If a person were going to add color to an embroidery project like this, would it be added just after tracing the design and before sewing with floss?  Is it possible to add color later without getting it on the floss?

From personal experience the coloring process should be completed before you work with the floss. It isn't just worrying about getting it on the floss but getting the area next to the floss line colored in without background still showing. Also if using crayons it needs to be heat set and that flattens the floss. Here is a shot of one I did some years ago.

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Marie replied on Tue, Nov 20 2012 9:46 AM | Locked

J, you should be proud of yourself, I am of you.  I love your design and your colors are perfect with it.  I would submit this to some magazines as a first design, first attempt on a sewing machine, it may get some of those men on the fence out there to dive right in and give it a go.  Art is art weather it's on a canvas or represented with fabrics.  You did a wonderful job!  Can't wait to see what you create next.

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Marie replied on Tue, Nov 20 2012 9:50 AM | Locked

Judy, I love your turkey and your embroidery is awesome!  Can't wait to see more of it, love the color floss you are using.

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Judy T-Bellingham replied on Tue, Nov 20 2012 9:51 AM | Locked

Agnes:
From personal experience the coloring process should be completed before you work with the floss. It isn't just worrying about getting it on the floss but getting the area next to the floss line colored in without background still showing. Also if using crayons it needs to be heat set and that flattens the floss

 

Agnes, I love your quilt. The coloring looks great. Did you use regular Crayola crayons. I see that Pentel has fabric crayons available. Has anyone used them and are they better than Crayola?


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Marie replied on Tue, Nov 20 2012 9:53 AM | Locked

Angele, good luck on your goal, keeping my fingers crossed you make it.

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Judy T-Bellingham replied on Tue, Nov 20 2012 9:56 AM | Locked

Marie:
Can't wait to see more of it, love the color floss you are using

 

Thanks Marie, it's DMC Nbr 840. You would not believe how long I stood in the aisle agonizing which floss to buy. Is this too dark? Oh dear, maybe that one is too light? Too bright? No, maybe not.  Once I decided I bought all 10 shanks that were on the shelf. I don't know how much I will need but it's all they had and I didn't want to chance running out.


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Marie replied on Tue, Nov 20 2012 10:02 AM | Locked

Agnes, such a sweet quilt, I love your cute little puppies!

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Bonita replied on Tue, Nov 20 2012 11:39 AM | Locked

Agnes, your puppies are so cute.

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Donna B replied on Tue, Nov 20 2012 12:05 PM | Locked

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Judy T-Bellingham:

I'm debating using crayons to add a touch of very slight color here and there. I probably won't as I'm afraid I would ruin it. All the blocks will have the same color embroidery floss.

This will be very pretty, Judy.  I can't wait to see your personalized blocks.

If a person were going to add color to an embroidery project like this, would it be added just after tracing the design and before sewing with floss?  Is it possible to add color later without getting it on the floss?

 

Great block Judy!  I must have missed this previously...congrats to DH on a beautiful sketch.  Love the "Nooksack River" sign!!!  (BTW, this could easily be digitized for machine embroidery...thought you might like to know that...LOL.)  IMHO, I think this would be beautiful as a fall scene with the trees shaded with mottled colors of light greens, reds, yellows, oranges; deeper greens on the hillsides and evergreen trees. I agree, I would do the shading before I added the stitching...just suttle, hints of color. What shade of embroidery thread were you thinking of using?

We're drowning over here on the dry side of the mountains, so bet you are almost underwater by now...no kidding!!!  I just wish (and I know Gini does too) the snow level would drop so all this moisture would be snow for us instead of all this wet stuff...yuk...enough already!  I know, we are the wierd ones...LOL!

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Donna B replied on Tue, Nov 20 2012 12:15 PM | Locked

I forgot to say that I have used crayons...as Agnes said, be sure to heat set...but not Pentel, so can't comment there.  I would practice on a scrap of the fabric first until you get the feel for how much shading you want (hold it next to your piece for comparison).  I found that you can kind of "blend" the crayon markings into the fabric by moistening the end of your finger and rubbing the fabric so the crayon lines aren't so "streeky".  Think about using the crayon on paper when you were a kid...if you went very gently, you could get more of a suttle blending, but on fabric you will not get any color.  You need to press a little harder, but then get the streeking...so blend a little with a wet finger...anyway, that worked for me.  But, be sure and practice first on a scrap!  I did this on my Goose Tracks quilt and it did work!

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Ms MoomMist replied on Tue, Nov 20 2012 12:21 PM | Locked

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Judy T-Bellingham:

One more project I'm working on here and there. It will take me a long time but I'm in no hurry. This is just the first block I completed from the pattern packet, Vintage Tin. I am changing the block designs to reflect local scenes. This one isn't changed much, I just added the name of the local river. It ticks off the cats when I'm embroidering on a block, as they can't get up on my lap.

I'm debating using crayons to add a touch of very slight color here and there. I probably won't as I'm afraid I would ruin it. All the blocks will have the same color embroidery floss.

 

 

 

Judy, we are doing Vintage Tin BOM also. I'm working on the motorcycle block and DH is going to get the job of cutting the piecing blocks lol.

I've heard the technique about using the crayons and I'm looking forward to trying it. I figured, I try it on some small first and see what it looks like and if I like it.

Best of luck and happy embroidering

xoxoxo

 

Judy, yes we got it online at Quilting on the Bay - http://store.quiltingbythebay.com/stores_app/Browse_Item_Details.asp?Store_id=774&page_id=23&Item_ID=9733 There is a registration fee, I always think it is worth the extra because they usually give you better service.

xoxoxo,

 

 

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Judy T-Bellingham replied on Tue, Nov 20 2012 12:32 PM | Locked

Donna. This isn't one of George's sketches. It's from the pattern except I added the river name. This block is already embroidered. I'm just using one color floss throughout. 

The rain has let up a bit but we are so soggy on this side of the mountains. Of course that's pretty much par for the course. LOL


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Donna B replied on Tue, Nov 20 2012 3:44 PM | Locked

Judy T-Bellingham:
Donna. This isn't one of George's sketches.
Judy T-Bellingham:

Donna. This isn't one of George's sketches. It's from the pattern except I added the river name. This block is already embroidered. I'm just using one color floss throughout. 

The rain has let up a bit but we are so soggy on this side of the mountains. Of course that's pretty much par for the course. LOL

Oops, sorry...but he does such nice work I really thought it was!  Now, I see the link to Crabapple Hill Studios.  The gal that was doing the machine embroidery workshop I attended in Spokane has Crabapple Hills permission to use their designs as a base for digitizing.  In fact, she uses one set for a digitizing class I want to take next spring!

I am ready to do a "Dry Dance"!!!

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