Wednesday, January 8, 2014

⛄️ Holiday Hot Pad ⛄️

I thought I had blogged about this "Party with Patrick" project by Patrick Lose:

Holiday Hot Pad 

But I discovered I hadn't. 

I decided to buy the digital design (here) for the Christmas light bulb - that way the machine does all the work sewing the satin stitches.  

I added the bulb's light rays radiating out from  each light using one of my machine 's built in quilting stitches.

The back with the centered quilting design and stipple fill.

And I couldn't stop there.  

I had to add more of my touches so I stitched an embroidered quilt and stipple design on the back. 

This design came with my Janome Memory Craft 12000. 

I like the red fabric border.  

It sets the front and back off nicely.

One of the ladies in our embroidery club gave me the nicest comment:   

She said, "I should be very proud of my work.  

It was very well done and anyone would be thrilled to receive it as a gift."

It's too pretty to use. 

Today is a sew day for me.  

I'm starting the next "Party with Patrick" Christmas project - "Shining Stars".

Have I encouraged you to sew?    

I hope so.

It's a rewarding and fun hobby. 

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  1. Love all your projects, Sandy. I enjoy others' projects, but I cannot conquer sewing, either by hand or with a machine. :(.

  2. That is just awesome. You really make some beautiful things.

  3. Love it and you are right it is way too pretty to use, but perfect to hang up in the kitchen to brighten the wall.