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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!


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

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

  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

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

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

  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 :)

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

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

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

  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!

  10. just beautiful! You are so talented

  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.