Photo Applique

Part of machine embroidery is that we love to make special things for friends and family. One of my most favorite gifts, was a family monogram split applique featuring photos of family members. It was to commemorate my parents's 50th wedding anniversary.

Split applique designs are pretty popular, but this one added a lot of sentiment. I started with an applique design of the family surname monogram.

The full article was featured in the Jan/Feb 2016 Designs in Machine Embroidery magazine.

I used the PDF of the applique placement stitches 

as a stencil over which to place photos.