For those of you with embroidery machines, do you sometimes find it hard to decide where to use some of those wonderful designs? My embroidery machine is 20 years old, but still going strong, but I haven’t used it as much recently. So, I thought, maybe we could do something fun for Autumn Jubilee (#AutumnJubilee2020) using embroidery. For this project, you will stitch out designs on your machine, and I’ll walk you through a technique, not a pattern as such because everyone will have different designs and different sizes.
I have many software cards with designs, and one of them has leaves. First thing to realize is that the color guides given are really just suggestions, not written in stone. So, even though these leaves are green, I’ll stitch them out in fall colors.
So the design above comes out like this when done in orange and brown.
Be sure you use a stabilizer on the back, according the the needs of your machine.
Next, I picked this one, also shown in green.
I stitched it out in browns, using a deep burgundy for the #5 accent. Is it true to actual life? Probably not, but who cares?! Colors #1 and #4 looked the same to me, so I used the same light brown. For color #2 I used a more golden brown, and for #3 I used a dark mahogany brown.
If you don’t have leaves, choose motifs you like and stitch them out in fall colors. As an alternative, you could do them in everyday colors if you’d rather have yours for everyday use or to give as a gift this holiday season. If you want something holiday, use Christmas motifs and colors.
This motif is shown in fall colors, so I’ll match the threads I have to the suggested ones.
Stitching doesn’t take long, and I can let this machine happily stitch away while I sew on my other one.
My last design will be this maple leaf, but again, I’ll change the colors a bit.
I wanted just a bit more red in mine, so I started with red, then added orange and two browns.
It has been a while since I used that embroidery unit, and I realized that I should have used two layers of stabilizer, and maybe a water soluable one on top as well. But, I’ll be doing some quilting around the motifs so will not do them over.
So, your assignment is to stitch out four designs of your choice from the available designs on your machine. The size is dependent on what you have. For now, just cut your fabric large enough for your hoop, and stitch out what you like. We’ll finish this project in two weeks.
Update – Click on Embroidered Mini Quilt Finish to see the project finish.
Our giveaway today is sponsored by Floriani Embroidery Threads. Floriani embroidery threads are available at your local quilt shop. I got mine at Beginnings Quilt Shop, and they also have an online portal for ordering Floriani products on their site. I am using these colors in mine, and they are the ones in the Autumn Jubilee Floriani Thread Pack of Ten Spools prize! US shipping only.
PF236 Ash Green
PF778 Amber Beige
PF421 Wood Ash
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