Some months back I signed up for an online workshop with Carol Ann Waugh entitled “Stupendous Stitching” on craftsy.com. Many of you know what a “Dec. stitch queen” I am, so you will understand why this workshop captured my imagination. Sadly, I was unable to follow through and sit & sew as I hit the road mid April and have only just returned from my travels from Victoria across Canada to Halifax & back again to Vancouver. WHEW! It was fun but very jet-lagging so it was certainly time to SIT and sew for a few happy hours.
The online workshop mentioned above was my inspiration but I did experiment with our JANOME HORIZON MC12000 to achieve some fun results. I tried many different decorative stitches, different threads; did some couching; machine quilting with the great Acufeed Flex foot as well as free motion quilting with the QC & QO feet – all standard feet with the JANOME MC12000. WHAT FUN!!!! If you like playing with your sewing machine, this kind of project is for you! Trust me, it has been so much fun…… that I just HAD to make a second wall hanging using the same techniques but slightly different colours and yet more fun dec. stitches on the JANOME HORIZON MC12000.
Not sure if you can see in the pics but I finished the edges of the wall hangings in a different way – not using traditional binding, nor using the JANOME QUILT BINDER SET…………………stay tuned for another blog post next week where I will explain how I did the “binding” on these 2 projects.