MARCH CALENDAR PAGE IDEA: SPRING IS COMING??

spring flowers

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.

fringe 2

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?

close up of our GR hoop design with fringed flowers

close up of our GR hoop design with fringed flowers

 

 

The apricot flower was also not in the original embroidery design……I enlarged the yellow flower  and then added those into the floral mix!

and even closer to see the one apricot coloured bloom

and even closer to see the one apricot coloured bloom

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….

Debbie made this pretty little posie: embroidered fringe flowers with free motioned stems & bow.

Debbie made this pretty little posie: embroidered fringe flowers with free motioned stems & bow.

All the fringe flowers above were embroidered at the original size. But here are the same flowers taken into Janome Digitizer MBX, increased dramatically in size and stitched out.

All the fringe flowers above were embroidered at the original size. But here are the same flowers taken into Janome Digitizer MBX, increased dramatically in size and stitched out.

This was the same fringe flower which I recently "re-did" in Jnaome Digitizer MBX but this time I tripled the petal part of the design so that it stitched out 3 times on top of each layer.....to make it much fuller and prettier. Was a lot of fun and I like the result although it does take a very long time to stitch out when the satin stitches are increased to this huge size.

This was the same fringe flower which I recently “re-did” in Janome Digitizer MBX but this time I tripled the petal part of the design so that it stitched out 3 times on top of each layer…..to make it much fuller and prettier. Was a lot of fun and I like the result although it does take a very long time to stitch out when the satin stitches are increased to this huge size: 5 inches in diameter. the original little ones were 1 inch in diameter.

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:

Simple flower shape use to cut the fabric, raw edge fusible web applique with satin stitching on the red flower & applique/blanket stitching on the green outer flower.  Arrange a bunch of flowers & leaves? free motion some stems & voila....you have a spring posie!

Simple flower shape used to cut the fabric, raw edge fusible web applique with satin stitching on the red flower & applique/blanket stitching on the green outer flower. Arrange a bunch of flowers & leaves? Free motion some stems & voila….you have a spring posie!

cherrystitchdesign on www.etsy.com

cherrystitchdesign on http://www.etsy.com

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quoteko.com

BTW……WHO is keeping up & actually making these calendar pages? Don’t feel bad if you are not……I’m barely getting things made in time to publish!

However, I was wondering how it is going? Please send comments & pics. We would LOVE to see your interpretation of our calendar months.

About lizafrica

I am the National Education Manager for Janome & Elna Canada (including Artistic Creative products) and I LOVE to sew! I have been employed full time in the sewing and quilting industry for almost 30 years so I bring a wealth of sewing knowledge & expertise to this blog. I enjoy all forms of sewing from quilting to sewing garments to machine embroidery and software. Pretty much everything in my life is seen through the eyes of a passionate sewer! I am constantly on the look out for fun, innovative and inspiring ideas to share with you all on this blog. I also love to read, knit , travel and spend time with my family and friends.
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3 Responses to MARCH CALENDAR PAGE IDEA: SPRING IS COMING??

  1. Sandy Dewar says:

    I recently attended Master 1 Quilting and Embroidery with Liz at Johnsons Sewing Centre in Edmonton. It was a great session and I learned so much about my Janome MC12000. Thank you Liz and I can’t wait for another session in the future.

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    • lizafrica says:

      Hi Sandy,
      Lovely to meet you & have the opportunity to teach you and other Johnson’s Sewing Center customers.
      Glad you found the class was beneficial.
      HAPPY sewing on your Janome MC12000.

      Liz
      JANOME CANADA

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  2. Ceil says:

    This is such a great idea! It turned out beautifully and I must say I forget about the built in designs. I don’t have MBX but can import the fringe designs on top of the GR hoop design, then skip stitching out their flat flowers and stitch out the fringe flowers placed on top of the flat ones using Horizon Link! Of course, I can’t greatly change the size of the flowers or do many other things that MBX can do but in the meantime, there is a bit of a work around which I’ve used with other designs. Just skip and substitute!

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