This was a busy week. Much of my time was spent learning complex software for the embroidery module for my Bernina 830. I’m approximately two-thirds of the way through the workbook and it is amazing what it can do. The package is loaded with features. I love that it includes a version of Corel Draw. I can’t wait to start designing. Almost anything can be digitized and turned into embroidery. I have two quilt projects that involve machine embroidery and I want to understand as much as I can before starting them.
Last year I joined a block of the month club. I was so busy that I let that fall by the way. I rejoined this year and have managed to keep current with 2014. I have decided to combine the blocks from both years and make a double-sized quilt. I did a lot of cutting this week and everything is cut and some blocks are pieced for January through March. I’ll have the first three months for both years pieced by the end of this month.
The third series of blocks for the Building Blocks Quilt Along is cut, pieced, and marked. I also made muslin practice blocks for each design. I’m just waiting for Leah’s instructions in the beginning of the week. I’m looking forward to that.
In the meantime, I did a little free motion quilting practice. I want to stitch all the new designs for the Free Motion Quilting Project. (Thank goodness there is no deadline on this!) I am working backwards and have thrown a couple more designs in just for fun. I noticed this week that working with light thread on dark fabric makes your stitches pop more than if you use dark thread on light fabric. I really struggled doing #428 Basic Star. Space Feather (#420) was a little challenging also.
Basic Star #428
I’m linking up with The Free Motion Quilting Project Friday Link Up.
Until next week, Happy Stitching, everyone!