Friday, April 24, 2015

Embroidered AotH Blocks

It was one of those nagging ideas that I couldn't shake until I played with it a little bit. Last Sunday afternoon found me deeply immersed in Embird, fiddling with digitizing the AotH blocks for embroidery.

Embroidery is 4" x 4"

It took me most of the afternoon to get this one block put together, but now I know how to do it and I have a system and the next two went much quicker. Here are the digital mock-ups, as I have yet to actually embroider them.



There are several inefficient things about how they will be embroidered, which is one of the reasons that I haven't embroidered them yet. I need to learn how to order things better and minimize jumps and sort by color, etc.

I ended up opting for full embroidery due to the size, although I did play with the applique option. I feel like the applique version requires significantly more software skills than I have right now, so I'm going to master the embroidery part and move on to the other features later on.

6 comments:

  1. Great idea. They seemed to transfer over into embroidery very well. Like the look :)

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  2. Beautiful designs Kaelyn. You did a great job with the first one.

    Linda

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  3. They look really pretty. Sounds like a good idea to master one first and then hopefully the applique will be easier.

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  4. Those are beautiful! I saw a machine at JoAnn's that is programmed to do the embroidery itself - is that the kind of thing you use? I don't know much about it.

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    1. Yes, it is an embroidery machine. I have the Brother SE400. It is a lot of fun to play with!
      http://www.brother-usa.com/Homesewing/ModelDetail.aspx?ProductID=SE400#.VTvdJyFVhBc

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  5. This AotH pattern is by far my favorite pattern you've used. I like the idea and look of the embroidery a lot. However, the fabric you are using for the original version is so pretty, I wonder how a mixture of embroidered and quilted blocks would look?

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