First up is a shirt for Sophia:
I call this Frankenshirt. The machine was happily (ok, machines can't feel but I was happy) stitching the last section which is a line around the whole design when the back of the presser foot caught on the excess shirt. ACK! I quickly unsnagged it as it was stitching along. But then it made the turn to go down the right side about an inch too early. Luckily this was the first round of stitches so they were loose stitches not the satin stitch. I pulled them out, went back a bit and restarted it. ACK Again! It made the same turn too early. Went back out of the program and back in and it stitched fine. Until the end:
Poor Frank -- part of his head is stitched outside the border and the left side didn't cover all of the appliqué stitch. The plan was to un-hoop it and just do a tight zigzag on each side to take care of the two issues. Dumb me. When trimming the stabilizer I cut a hole in the shirt. ARGH! Sophie will be getting a new shirt with the same embroidery. Although I may change the outside purple thread for a brighter color. This shirt is now known as "shirtenstein"!
I did get a onesie embroidered for Theo. Kevin, Theo's dad, is a big Ravens fan. I figure Theo needs to get into the football groove with Daddy.
And an unclose version:
Both of these designs were purchased from Embroidery Boutique. They have a lot of cute designs for younger kids and lots of alphabets.
On to my goals for last week -- yes, I did pretty darn well on all of them.
Oct 3, 2016
Continue quilting secret quilt√
Work on a hand quilting project√ need to find the right thread…
Start machine embroidery projects√
Unpack from retreat√ almost everything is put away
And this week I've added more items to keep me busy!
Oct 10, 2016
Finish binding on secret quilt
Knit on burgundy sock
Sew flower quilt together
Embroider more shirts and onesies
Make one more Christmas Favorites block
That's it for me now. I'm linking up with Monday Making and Main Crush Monday. They each have a lot of fun links to take a look at. I get so inspired by my blog surfing. On the other hand, I don't get quilting done while blog surfing.
Happy Quilting All! Bonnie