Remember the post I did a little while back about these awesome NEW Embroidery design Collections??? Check out that blog post again if you missed it or were not paying attention?!
Well, believe it or not, I have FINALLY found a little bit of time in my busy schedule to stitch out a number of designs from some of these collections. Here are a few of my completed projects…………….stay tuned as more are in progress:
I refer you to Leah Day’s blog. Please check out this link. Leah has got some exciting Free Motion stuff happening. Not sure if you already know this? But you can find out more on her blog: Leah had a 365 day Quilting Project where she created a NEW free motion quilting design every single day for a year……..Yes, she did! Some of these free motion designs were then digitized to be included on the JANOME MC 15000 (see below) and others may be found on the ARTISTIC COLLECTION CD called EXPRESSIONS OF TEXTURE by LEAH DAY. This CD is available from your local JANOME DEALER. I know for sure that this product is available to all our JANOME DEALERS in CANADA and the USA. I also noticed that Leah Day has it available for sale on her website.
We, as staff at JANOME, had a lot of fun some time back trying to decide which of these incredible 365 free motion designs we liked the most…………..pretty hard task!! Well, in the end it was narrowed down to a few which were INCLUDED on the JANOME HORIZON MC 15000 as built-in designs. You will find these under the Designers category & sub section: Leah Day. The lime green embroidery banner below shows 3 of these JANOME MC 15000 designs inspired by Leah Day. I did increase the size of each design slightly to fill up the Janome ASQ22 (magnetic clamp) hoop which comes standard with the JANOME MC 15000. I did not use JANOME DIGITIZER MBX embroidery software to do this. No, I simply enlarged the design on the edit screen of the Mc15000……quick, easy & effective. Note that resizing a design this way without using Digitizer embroidery software does NOT change the total number of stitches. So this kind of resizing is best used for slight size adjustments – smaller or larger by 20% only.
You will notice the line of straight & serpentine quilting around the edges. I did this on the JANOME MC8900 while the JANOME MC15000 was busy stitching out more lovely embroidery designs for upcoming projects……keep watching!
The lime green print fabric binding was applied to the trimmed edge of the banner using the JANOME QUILT BINDER SET for 9mm machines – I was using the JANOME MC8900. I sewed the binding using the same serpentine stitch to echo the quilting + embroidery/quilting designs on the banner.