by dragonflyer 23 Aug 2015

I digitized this Jacobean Tulip for my digitizing class challenge and then decided it would make a great coaster/mug rug...I used metallic thread and it really does sparkle...If you look closely, you can see some of it in the decorative border, too...it will be interesting to see what my teacher thinks...I think it turned out pretty well....

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by decojo 28 Aug 2015

Beautiful!

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dragonflyer by dragonflyer 28 Aug 2015

Thank you..

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by deegee 27 Aug 2015

Oh my, you have done an excellent job. It is lovely.

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dragonflyer by dragonflyer 28 Aug 2015

Thanks so much..

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by babolucia 26 Aug 2015

I love it. I think that the fill pattern for the tulip petals could be more directional. Love the border!

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dragonflyer by dragonflyer 28 Aug 2015

Thank you, Lucia...

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by softhearted1 25 Aug 2015

Simply stunning. I am always amazed at the work you do and your creativity. Glad you are enjoying your classes. Looking forward to seeing more of your wonderful creations! ~Charlotte

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dragonflyer by dragonflyer 25 Aug 2015

Thanks so much, Charlotte..your kind words are so much appreciated...

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by manami 25 Aug 2015

You've done a wonderful job, great piece of art and digitizing! Hugs, Yoriko

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dragonflyer by dragonflyer 25 Aug 2015

Thank you, Yoriko...I appreciate your kind words..

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by Leaha 24 Aug 2015

This is quite lovely and I hope you get an excellent grade for your effort. This will look lovely on whatever you add to it as a great design for this fall season. Wonderful job and thanks for sharing your talent and experiments.

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dragonflyer by dragonflyer 25 Aug 2015

Thank you, Leaha..no grades...fortunately...but I am pleased with this!

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by peafarm 24 Aug 2015

Another fantastic design--you are so talented.

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dragonflyer by dragonflyer 25 Aug 2015

Thanks you so much...

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by graceandham 24 Aug 2015

Beautiful job on the digitizing. Do you have more of the two fabrics? This would be awesome stitched out at each end of a table runner

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dragonflyer by dragonflyer 24 Aug 2015

Thanks, and yes, I do have more fabric...I was thinking perhaps place mats & a table runner...I am working on two other "companion designs" to go with these also...

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by lidiad 24 Aug 2015

Wow, love that coaster/mug rug, it looks great!
Hugs, Lidia

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dragonflyer by dragonflyer 24 Aug 2015

Thanks, Lidia...

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by mechille 24 Aug 2015

I think you did a really good job. I Love Jacobean stuff.

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dragonflyer by dragonflyer 24 Aug 2015

Thanks, Mechille...

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by katydid 23 Aug 2015

I think your instructor will be impressed! looks great!

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dragonflyer by dragonflyer 23 Aug 2015

Thanks so much...

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by cfidl 23 Aug 2015

Excellent piece! i think she will be impressed!

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dragonflyer by dragonflyer 23 Aug 2015

Thanks, Christine...

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by sandralane 23 Aug 2015

Wow! this is just beautiful. You have done a first class job with this embroidery,i personally think you should be the teacher. Very impressive work. Sandra.

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dragonflyer by dragonflyer 23 Aug 2015

Thanks...still lots to learn...

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by queenofhearts 23 Aug 2015

Quite elegant, almost to pretty to use. You should add a cord and hang it up.

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dragonflyer by dragonflyer 23 Aug 2015

Thank you ..

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by mariagiannina 23 Aug 2015

Gorgeous Kim! Gold Star for you. You must be the star pupil in the class !

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dragonflyer by dragonflyer 23 Aug 2015

Thank you so much, Maria...not really a star pupil...still lots to learn...but I am enjoying the journey!

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by Ossineu 23 Aug 2015

Super, gefällt mir sehr gut. Deine Farbauswahl ist perfekt.

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by pennifold 23 Aug 2015

Dear Kim, you must be a star pupil as this is just wonderful. Love everything about it, love Chris

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by tlp22 23 Aug 2015

This is Awesome! love the way the metallic looks on the outer fabric. Well done!!!

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dragonflyer by dragonflyer 23 Aug 2015

Thank you...you did take a close look...and I do love the metallic on the rust colored fabric...

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by pldc 23 Aug 2015

I'm sure he will be impressed Kim, I sure am ~hugs~

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by hightechgrammy 23 Aug 2015

It's beautiful and elegant too! Your choice of colors with the fabric is perfect! Where are you taking a class? How could we purchase this design?

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hightechgrammy by hightechgrammy 23 Aug 2015

OH, and did you slow your machine down to use the metalic thread, or do you have any suggestions for using the metallic thread? I never have much luck stitching very long with it. Thanks

dragonflyer by dragonflyer 23 Aug 2015

Thanks for you kind comments...the classes are wonderful...a live webinar twice a month...and then I get a class download for each class I can watch anytime...the teacher is fantastic...Trevor Conquergood from Sunset Stitches...two web classes each month about 2 hours each...very reasonable cost, too...

For metallic thread, use a top stitch needle...it has a larger eye to allow the metallic thread to move smoother though the eye more easily...also reduce the top tension on your machine to 1 or 2...and make sure you use a thread stand so the metallic thread has a chance to unwind before it hits the machine...some also use a packing P-nut and thread the metallic thread so it runs through the P-nut, but I have not done this...I sometimes have to slow down the machine but this I ran at 1000 stitches per minute...the quality of the metallic thread also is key...I love Madeira the most...but this was Superior...good too...but the Madeira runs a bit better with my Ellisimo. Here is a link to Trevor's site for his webinars....

http://www.sunsetstitches.com/Hom...

dragonflyer by dragonflyer 23 Aug 2015

P.S. I don't sell my designs...send me a PM...

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by dailylaundry 23 Aug 2015

This is absolutely lovely - well done! How lucky you are to be taking a digitizing class. Your teacher will be impressed!! Hugs to you! Laura*

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dragonflyer by dragonflyer 23 Aug 2015

Thank you, Laura...I love taking the classes...they are in a live webinar format and then I get a class download I can watch anytime...really cool...

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by toogie 23 Aug 2015

I think it turned out extremely well! If your teacher doesn't think so, then you need to be the teacher and show the others how-to.

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dragonflyer by dragonflyer 23 Aug 2015

Thanks Toogie...

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by basketkase 23 Aug 2015

Gorgeous, Kim........is that some rippling I see in there...love the metallic...

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dragonflyer by dragonflyer 23 Aug 2015

Thanks, Vicki...and yes...there is some rippling...really interesting to do.

basketkase by basketkase 23 Aug 2015

Isn't it though....it is tricky but fun!

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by sonjapotgieter 23 Aug 2015

Beautiful!!!Great work done

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dragonflyer by dragonflyer 23 Aug 2015

Thanks, Sonja...

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by marianamin2003 23 Aug 2015

I really like it. Beautiful texture.

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dragonflyer by dragonflyer 23 Aug 2015

Thank you...

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by slcoates 23 Aug 2015

Very nice. Well done job.

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dragonflyer by dragonflyer 23 Aug 2015

Thanks so much!

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by spendlove Moderator 23 Aug 2015

Very nice indeed!

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dragonflyer by dragonflyer 23 Aug 2015

Thanks, Sue!

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by laffma1 23 Aug 2015

Beautiful !!!

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dragonflyer by dragonflyer 23 Aug 2015

Thanks!

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by decojo 23 Aug 2015

It's awesome ~ love it!

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dragonflyer by dragonflyer 23 Aug 2015

Thank you...

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by lbrow 23 Aug 2015

It is beautiful and the brocade you have framed it with really sets it off. Did you pad the frame? /Lillian

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dragonflyer by dragonflyer 23 Aug 2015

Thanks, Lillian...it has Warm & Natural batting in it...

lbrow by lbrow 23 Aug 2015

Thought so. I love it

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by noah 23 Aug 2015

I think she will be very pleased with you:):)Love it i do:):)Hugs

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dragonflyer by dragonflyer 23 Aug 2015

Thanks, Carolyn..

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