Sunday, March 20, 2011

Stained Glass Embroidery

I've been working on and off on this stained glass embroidered wall hanging since the day I first bought them (I think the first day they came out. You can see the whole set at .     I plan on getting a piece of upholstery fabric for the backing. Emblibrary has excellent directions for making this, I have them all printed out and following them to the "T".   I am making some of the colors different than theirs but then that's the fun of machine embroidery.

These are pretty and its fun to put the pieces together and see them match up. I haven't ever done anything like this before. As you can see, so far I have the first row completed.  I finished the center piece of the second row last night  but my embroidery machine messed up just a little when the bobbin thread decided it didn't want to work and the whole design shifted just a little.  I can fix it and will before I start the adjoining pieces. Phooey, I know better, the machine doesn't like it when I leave it even just long enough to put the dog out and get a drink of water. That's what I get, the machine needs me.    :-)


jpirkle said...

The stained glass is turning out wonderfully. You must be sewing all day to get this and the quilt worked on too. Multitasked is all I can say.

Roz said...

Unfortunately I can't get to it as often as I like, I'm lucky to get to the sewing machine by 3:00 any day, today its 3:15 and I still haven't started. Luckily my new machine can be turned off and restarted at the same spot, I LOVE that feature. Might have to use it today. I am so anxious to get the next piece done. Quilt is on hold while I finish the wall hanging, after all its nearly spring here in Northwestern MI and I really want to hang this out on my porch (out of the weather of course).