Do you dye Easter eggs? That was our family tradition for Good Friday growing up.
Or are you interested in a quilting alternative? .Last year I did a few posts on creating Easter egg designs. I thought I would replay the video on drafting an applique Easter egg using Electric Quilt.
I really wanted to sew that Easter Egg. Since I have been playing a bit with my Brother Embroidery machine, I thought this would be an opportunity to try an applique design on that machine.
The new video covers the steps to transfer the design from Electric Quilt to Art and Stitch, Auto Tracing function in Art and Stitch, creating an SVG file (new with the latest version of Art and Stitch), and preparing the design for cutting in Silhouette Cameo.
There are no videos of the stitch out, but it is pretty basic. Everything can be done in a standard 4 inch hoop. Art and Stitch provides three layers per design element:
The embroidery machine stops between each layer which allows me to add the fabric or change threads.
Here is the finished design -- turned into a mug rug.
Since I was having so much fun, I decided to try a second egg with the zigzag and the circles as a fill stitch rather than applique.
For the third variation, I decided to do a Redwork design. For this I used a bean stitch to outline all the elements. I am not sure I liked the metallic thread -- but this one stitched out super fast.
Do you want to try any of these designs on your embroidery or longarm machine. These designs are free -- my Easter gift to you. You will need to enter your contact information to check out -- but you will not need to enter your credit card (since the price is free). Purchase here.
The Art and Stitch file is also included if you wish to play with other variations.
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It has been a bit chilly, but spring is just around the corner. And spring always reminds me of flying kites.
This pattern has 20 pages -- so it chocked full of illustrations. You can choose to use the Studio 180 Design tools (which I love) or not. Either way the pattern will provide lots of information on how to piece this quilt.
I also simplified an edge to edge pantograph -- which will be super fast to stitch out on all major longarm systems.
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