Ready to have some fun with your embroidery machines? Get out a bunch of fall color rayon threads, and sew along as we are going to do a fun and quick project that can be finished in just a couple of hours. Today we’ll so some stitch outs, as you’ll want more than just one! For my first choice, I’ll be stitching out the motif on the center right of the card below, but note that I’ll change the green leaves to a fall color. I set out my threads in an egg carton with the bottom of the cells numbered to keep my threads in order and prevent them from rolling away.
Green leaves are stitched in gold for Autumn.
First one done, the acorns have that feeling of fall in the air.
Next, let’s do something for Halloween. I don’t have a large motif for this holiday, but I do have a jack-o-lantern, and a bat. I started with the jack-o-lantern, stitching it out in orange and black.
Next, I added three bats. That wasn’t quite enough, so I changed to my fonts card, and added the word “Boo!” in purple. Tearing away the Solvy stabilizer is easy, and any remaining in tiny spots washes away with a bit of water.
One more motif, I did this group of three leaves in a fall orangish gold with brown veining.
When you have your motifs done, trim the fabrics to a multiple of 2 plus 1/2 inch. For the first one, I trimmed to 4-1/2-inches.
For the Halloween grouping, I trimmed to 6-1/2 inches.
Now, grab that scrap bag, and cut 2-1/2 inch squares to border the stitchery. Make a pleasing arrangement of colors and prints, then sew two of the squares together for two sides.
Add the remaining four squares to the other two sides.
For the Halloween block, I didn’t have any prints for Halloween, so I just used scraps in orange, purple, black and green.
If you’d rather do just a plain border, feel free to choose a coordinating print for a simple 2-1/2 inch strip border.
For next time, you’ll need to find some ribbon, a piece for each motif about 15 inches long, and 1/4 yard of a coordinating print to finish our project. I’m not going to reveal what it is just yet, but you’ll want a bunch of these when we are done!!
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