Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Yeti Quilt - Unleashing the Applique

Whilst I still have to add a rod pocket to the back of this wall hanging, to all intents and purposes, we are done!      Lots of jewellery has given up life as a bracelet or two for the cause.   There are also lots of Swarovski crystals just to make sure the shine lasts for a long time.    The edge is finished with  prairie points and ric rac.   
The yeti themselves are appliqued by embroidery machine (how else would I work) and are very soft being made from Minke and Panne Velvet.    Each Yeti has been given an extra layer of padding to make them puff out a bit!       I made about 80 free standing lace snowflakes that I picked up on sale a couple of weeks ago.  The snowflakes sewn directly on to the fabric are digitized by moi!
A couple of the guys have piles of snowballs - all stacked and ready for a battle.   I tried out the couching foot on the Sweet 16 - and used a crystal yarn to create a bit of "movement" across each section.    How much fun are the couching feet!   I will have more on that in another post.

Non embroidery machine people often think that all this comes together by just pressing a button.   Let me tell you, "that so ain't the case!"  The icicles across the top equate to about 200,000 stitches alone.   The snowflakes were stitched on to wash away fabric and I stitched 22 at a time = about 7 hours of stitching.    So yes, it all just happens at the press of a button!

Have a great day.   Sue xxx

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