Because life’s celebrations shouldn’t cost the Earth

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Freestyle Machine Embroidery Home Bunting

Raw Edge Applique Garland


We've finally had a little bit of sun here in the North East of England today, so I decided to take a break from egg cosies and instead stitch a cheery length of bunting in some lovely Spring colours.  Unfortunately I still can't get outside to take some photos as it's now very blustery, but at least the wind has blown away the fog!




There is a bit of a heart theme going on in the bunting, both as the o of 'Home', and adorning the front of the cute little houses.




The garland features one of my favourite techniques, raw edge applique. This time though I used a little bit of blanket stitch, rather than a regular straight stitch, which makes a nice change.






Not surprisingly though, I couldn't resist sneaking in just a little bit of freestyle machine embroidery, so I dropped the feed dogs and quickly whizzed around the door, roof and windows!



It's now back to finishing the last of my Easter egg cosies!


13 comments:

  1. So cute :o)
    love Jooles x x x

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  2. So darling. I wish I could do this!!!! Love it! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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  3. You are sew good at this applique malarky and so so neat, how do you do it...?
    thanks for spotting me in reloved, I rushed out to by it....Cheers!
    D xx

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  4. This is wonderful, love the colours and the blanket stitches are so effective.

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  5. Your sewing is SO BEAUTIFUL!!! stunning designs and such profesional neat finish.

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  6. your work is exquisite! If you're on Facebook, it might be a good idea to like and get updates on Sew Much to Do as they have wonderful daily deals. The linen I bought was one of them and I got it for half price :)

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    1. Thanks for the tip and your dressmaking skills are fantastic!

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  7. I love the colours you've used, and the applique looks beautiful.

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  8. Your bunting is gorgeous! I must add freehand embroidery to my to do list, I really want to get to grips with it

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  9. Oooo...SWEET! - THIS is *GREAT*!! And, the BLANKET-STITCH is perfect! -- BTW, the hexagon "presentation" is also BRILLIANT! -- *IF* I can find the "time", I had *thoughts* on doing some Bunting for my Christmas craft sales..? Your "STYLE" is *INSPIRATIONAL*! Thank You!
    :-D

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  10. just beautiful! You are so talented

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  11. hm.. I am reached here by searching for calibration details of embroidery machines ... think it is right place for it and this site should be an encyclopedia for the embroidery business.

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