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Sunday, February 21, 2016

Cherry Ripe ........




Been doing a bit of machine embroidery lately with my Singer Futura XL400 machine which has been mothballed for a while.  I used cream calico as the base for this cushion and it makes a super base material where you want to focus on the design (I used a tearaway stabiliser in the hoop during the embroidering).

I embroidered a large cherry design which was free from Embroidery Library Inc . They have a free weekly giveaway and all you need to do is register !  They also have loads of designs that you can buy.  I used polyester thread from Madeira for the sewing.






Thought this one was nice and fresh looking so used it as the centre on the cushion front.  Once embroidered I used a Greek key fancy stitch in red thread to frame the design and added a small red button on each corner of the border.  The cushion measures 16 x 16 inches.

Sid xx

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8 comments:

  1. Wow this is gorgeous. Such beautiful colours and fabulous embroidery.

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  2. Fab embroidery, lovely cushion.

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  3. You certainly are a man of many talents. Sid, I love those cherries and the leaves. Beautiful! absolutely beautiful!
    Hugs, Neet xx

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  4. wow that beautiful, love how the red pops from the cushion.

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  5. wow - deeply impressed Sid - that looks gorgeous!

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  6. Boaaah, ich bin geplättet...
    Das sieht ja wunderschön aus. Was du alles kannst, ich bin sehr beeindruckt.
    Und das nicht nur von dem Kissen.
    Ein toller Blog

    Herzlichst Sophie

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  7. That is amazing ! What a glorious cushion you have made.

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