Friday, December 28, 2012

One of those days . . .

when nothing goes right. I decided to make a winter banner to hang outside. I was planning to machine embroidery on it.

So I got out my machine and then realized I hadn't loaded the embroidery software on my Macbook yet. It was only installed on my pc--which quit working quite a while ago. So I loaded it on my Macbook, downloaded the design, made changes, and saved it.  When I got ready to write it to the card that fits into my embroidery machine, it wouldn't write to it. So after messing with it for a couple of hours, I finally figured out that the card reader I had to use is not working any longer.

So, it was 11 o'clock and I had nothing accomplished. Bummer!!! I had planned to quilt while the embroidery machine was running so that didn't happen either.

Had a quick light lunch and then got busy on this panel I had purchased a couple of years ago. I don't usually buy panels and only did because it was on clearance and I had just decorated my bathroom with bird houses. 

Anyway, I did a quick stitch in the ditch around the triangles and decided to follow the pattern of the fabric for the quilting. 

My question is . . . "Would you leave the bird puffy like it is or do some thread painting in that area follow all of the lines in the design."

Happy snipping, stitching, and quilting!


  1. depends on how good you are at that kind of stuff I guess - I like puffy birds - but I hand quilt not machine quilt LOL
    Some days things just don't work out right!

  2. I would leave the bird puffy. I like quilts like that. It's a beautiful panel.

  3. Wow that looks great Vivian! If you're good at it, then I'd thread paint the bird, but then I am crazy about seeing thread on quilts, it's my favorite part!



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