March 22, 2019
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Last month, .Designs in
Machine Embroidery magazine hosted a stitch-along in conjunction with Baby Lock to celebrate National Embroidery
month. I showed you projects
that the other participants made. Here’s my take on the new Farmhouse
Sentiments kit from DIME and you can get it at AnntheGran.com.
Sentiments consisted of two fabric panels and coordinating embroidery
designs. One of the embroidery components was four different stitch files to
simulate woodgrain. Most of the participants used the woodgrain designs to quilt
the panel. I used them to make “wood” siding to frame my panel.
For the border, I chose Moda's Grunge fabric in a chocolate color. It had shades of tan, blue, and red throughout and looked like old, painted barn wood. The thread matched the background so that it would blend and let the quilting stand out on it's own.
There are four woodgrain stitch files. I combined the first three into one hoop using Embrilliance Essentials and nested them against each other for the shorter sides. I had to re-hoop and stitch the fourth woodgrain file for each of the two longer sides.