LOVE IS IN THE AIR………..

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Gotta tell you something humourous…….So, this morning I wished him Happy Valentine’s Day. His reply was “Oh, is that what it is today?” I just laughed.  In all fairness, he had only just woken up and had not yet drunk his coffee! I might get chocolate yet, fingers crossed…..the day is young.

Thought I would give you some Valentine’s EYE candy today.

The table runner/wall hanging above was a fun project to make. The L-O-V-E was embroidered on our Janome embroidery machine ( the Janome MC15000). The designs used are just lovely: Artistic Embroidery Collection – Fontastic by Michael Miller. Check out the detail in the large size alphabet/monograms. Each design is at least 3 inches high – not so easy to find large monograms. Look no more……your Local Janome or Artistic Creative Products dealer can order these for you. I know we have inventory of this design CD here in Canada and check out this link to a previous janomelife post about these collections of designs.  

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The quilting was done exclusively IN-THE-HOOP using the Janome Acufil quilting system on the Janome Mc15000 (Also available for Janome MC12000 and MC500E).  Here is a close up of …….you guessed right: quilted heart!

Not so easy to see it. Maybe I should have used a darker thread colour but I did not want to "overpower" the font embroidery.

Not so easy to see it. Maybe I should have used a darker thread colour but I did not want to “overpower” the font embroidery.

Never have go around to binding this wall hanging......bad girl. But I do like it as it is a collection of many appliqued hearts and well over 6 different techniques for botht he appliue and the quilting. I used janome Digitizer MBX for several differnt quilting-in=the-hoop techniques echo, stippling, etc) + Acufil quilting + regular free motion stippling and more.

Never have got around to binding this wall hanging……naughty me. But I do like it as it is a collection of many appliqued hearts  with  well over 6 different techniques for both the applique and the quilting. I used Janome Digitizer MBX for the digitizing of several different quilting-in-the-hoop techniques :echo, stippling, ambiance quilting, etc + Acufil quilting + regular free motion stippling and more.

Raw edge fusible web applique, echo/outline quilting + free mtoion in between the hearts.

Raw edge fusible web applique, echo/outline quilting + free motion in between the hearts.

raw edge machine applique, micro stippling aroundthe heartusing Janome Digitizer MBX Ambiance quilting function + heart dec stitching above in the border

raw edge machine applique, micro stippling around the heart using Janome Digitizer MBX Ambiance quilting function + heart dec stitching above in the border

Trite but cute? Machine hoop embroidery and dec stitching. I have always been a fan of the satin stitch hearts on many of our janome sewing machines!

Trite but cute? Machine hoop embroidery and dec stitching. I have always been a fan of the satin stitch hearts on many of our Janome sewing machines!

Well that is probably about enough cute-sie valentines stuff for one day……still waiting for the chocolate!

About lizafrica

I work in the Education Dept at Janome & Elna, Canada and 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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2 Responses to LOVE IS IN THE AIR………..

  1. Cheryl Baile says:

    I am surprised that no one has done a maple leaf embroidery design. Would it be possible
    For somone to do some different size embroidery designs as it is our 150 Birthday for Canada

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    • lizafrica says:

      Hi Cheryl,

      Already been done! Perhaps you missed our post last month when we introduced our new Freelance Educator, Yvonne? In that post we showed a photo of 3 lovely maple leaf designs that Yvonne digitized for Janome consumers. These will be available as a free download soon. Watch this janomelife blog for more information. The designs are one size but can easily be edited to enlarge or reduce in size in editing or digitizing software. All our current Janome embroidery machines have editing software included which can do this resizing. In addition, we have recently launched a new Canada 150 limited edition machine model – The M150 – which should already be at or arriving soon at Janome Canada dealers. We are most definiately on top of celebrating our wonderful 150th Birthday in Canada!

      Liz
      JANOME CANADA

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