Now we are not going to be cruel and tell you all manner of spring stuff that is currently here on the West Coast with us as we do know many of you are still in a deep freeze! However, nothing wrong with looking forward to crocuses, daffodils, tulips + no more snow & ice……right? So we figured the March calendar page should be “spring-ified”. Hope you like the ideas & techniques for this month’s page.
This flower embroidery design is a built-in design for the GR hoop on the Janome Mc12000 & MC15000. I did change the design a little by adding fringe flowers: the yellow flowers were a different non-fringe bloom in the original design. I merely substituted these flowers. I did this in the JANOME DIGITIZER MBX software. I took the fringe flower which is found in the Free arm hoop section of the Mc12000 & Mc15000 and used it instead. I do believe the MC11000 also had a fringe flower or 2 on the built-in menu (though it would not be the same design as this one as the Mc11000 does not have a GR hoop). However, it has been a while & my memory may be playing tricks on me?
The apricot flower was also not in the original embroidery design……I enlarged the yellow flower and then added those into the floral mix!
These fringe flowers are a lot of fun….simply embroider them in the hoop and then cut the bobbin threads on the back & they “bloom” on the front…..just like all our gorgeous spring blossoms! Here is another pic showing what you can do with individual little fringe flowers….
Don’t have a Janome Embroidery machine? You can, of course, see your local Janome dealer today to fix that! Or you could use appliqued flowers on your calendar page? Here are suggestions for simple appliques: