July 15, 2013

New Embroidery Project

I purchased Urban Threads "minature menagerie" machine embroidery designs several weeks ago. But, have not did a thing with the designs.  Today on one of the yahoo groups a member was having a problem with a design and her machine.  I almost always do a test stitch out of an embroidery before I start a project. I wanted to see if I would have the same problems as she was having, so this morning I did one of the designs in preparation for the planned "Nature's Curiosities" quilt.

It's all about beautiful butterflies, moths, dragonflies and insects in machine embroidery.

This is the first test stitch out on muslin. Thankfully my test went well.

My plan has been to color in the black outline of the floral elements of the designs with the Copic markers.  Here is the results. I am going to have a lot of fun with this. :o) and a few metallic threads!

I planned to use Moda's slightly off white "Snow" fabric to embrodery on, and combine the designs with Kate Spain's "Cuzco" fabrics.

Once I laid some of the fabrics next to the embroidery, I totally disliked the effect. The "Cuzco" fabrics are too bright, too busy! Pretty fabrics, but just not for this project.  I also really like the more subdued muslin instead of the snow white for the back ground of the embroideries.

So I ordered some new fabric !

 Spring Meadows seems perfect for insects!
Now, on to the embroidery part! My favorite!


Dogwood Lane Rambles said...

Oh, I missed my chance to purchase those designs when they were on sale and now I could kick myself. Your project looks like a winner and I agree with the changes wholeheartedly.

Shelley: the Dread Pirate Rodgers said...

So you had to order new fabric? What a tragedy! :-)