by cooperal 03 Jun 2017

Some time ago Lidia commented that she wanted to see what I'd do in the way of using a design big enough for the Pfaff 360X350 hoop. Well, I've played around with several smaller designs and have just stitched out one of them. Design is from Sue Box and called "Azalea Design". The black design outline measures 14X14 inches. Because the hoop is so large the design stitches out in 2 parts. The 3rd picture shows how close they match up...I'm quite pleased with my first effort as other large designs I've done have been designed by someone else. This will probably turn into a cushion but right now I'm wondering whether I should put some lettering in the centre. maybe "Home Sweet Home"? Any suggestions? Avis

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by sewdeb 06 Jun 2017

What a lovely job!

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cooperal by cooperal 07 Jun 2017

Thanks so much, Avis

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by robertahilde 05 Jun 2017

Stunning design and execution, perfect for a cushion as it is!

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cooperal by cooperal 06 Jun 2017

Thank you, That's what I'm going to do with this piece. Avis

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by rsloan 05 Jun 2017

I just purchased the Pfaff with the 360x350 hoop - I am inspired!

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cooperal by cooperal 05 Jun 2017

Good for you! You will love it once you get going. Have you owned other Pfaffs? What model are you working with? It's taken me quite awhile to feel friendly with that large hoop, but now I just have to make sure I have the time to be close to the machine while it stitches out such huge designs. This design used more than 4 bobbins of thread!! Thanks for commenting. Avis

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by pat2 05 Jun 2017

you did a great job. I would put something in the middle . Home sweet home sounds good or a large initial or monogram.

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cooperal by cooperal 05 Jun 2017

I think I'm going to let this just be as is; however, I'm already thinking about doing it again and will likely try something in the centre, Thanks for your input...I appreciate it. Avis

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by sonjapotgieter 04 Jun 2017

Stunning work and design!!!Beautiful!!

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cooperal by cooperal 04 Jun 2017

Thank you, Sonja.

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by peafarm 04 Jun 2017

I was going to say 'Simply Gorgeous', but, I know there is nothing 'simply' about this--it is Amazing! It's a beautiful design but it is what you make of this design that does the trick. It will be a gorgeous cushion.

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cooperal by cooperal 04 Jun 2017

Thanks for your comment. Yes, this will be a cushion...I just have decide on what style. Avis

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by lidiad 04 Jun 2017

Wow, you have done a great job, Avis! Love it.
Hugs, Lidia

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cooperal by cooperal 04 Jun 2017

Thanks, Lidia. I'm glad you got me to try this. The black basting outline is 14" square so this should make a nice sized pillow. Now to finish the project!! Avis

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by pennifold 04 Jun 2017

Congratulations Avis, it's stunning! You've done a marvellous job on this design and I agree with you and the others, a cushion would be great. I immediately thought of "Love begins at home" when I saw this design. Love Chris

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cooperal by cooperal 04 Jun 2017

Thanks, Chris. I think I'll leave this one plain; however, I have a couple more of Sue Box's azalea designs that I've manipulated so perhaps I'll use your suggestion on one of those. Love your suggestion for the centre. Avis

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by sandralane 04 Jun 2017

The design is very pretty, and you have done a great job with the embroidering of it. A pillow/cushion will look super, i think it really does not need anything in the centre it is just perfect as is. Sandra.

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cooperal by cooperal 04 Jun 2017

Thanks for your input, Sandra. The more I look at it I believe you're right. Text would probably be too much. Avis

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by serendipity79 04 Jun 2017

Wow.. great job on this... i also have the PFAFF largest hoop and still havent managed to make use of it... it seems that the design needs to be a mirror image in order to be able to stitch it out, otherwise you need to know how to play around with a digitizing software in order to split an image... hopefully will be able to figure this soon :)

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cooperal by cooperal 04 Jun 2017

Do you have any of the Pfaff software? I use 5D. Give it a try, you can play on your computer and get ideas. Thanks for your encouragement. Let me know if I can help. Lidia walked me through a lot - after seeing her beautiful doilies I just had to try. What Pfaff model do you have? Avis

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by kustomkuddle 03 Jun 2017

What a lovely design. It is beautiful. I don't think you would need to add anything to the center. DebB

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cooperal by cooperal 03 Jun 2017

Thank you.

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by shirley124 03 Jun 2017

Very nice. Would make a lovely cushion. Hugs

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cooperal by cooperal 03 Jun 2017

I'm beginning to think that is what will happen to this. Thanks for taking the time to comment.

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by crafter2243 Moderator 03 Jun 2017

Turned out beautiful

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cooperal by cooperal 03 Jun 2017

I'm pleased being it's my first attempt at a large design. Thanks for your encouragement. Avis

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by Barbaric 03 Jun 2017

Beautiful job, I love Sue Box designs.

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cooperal by cooperal 03 Jun 2017

I have quite a collection of Sue's designs and they stitch out beautifully. What are you making with her designs? Thanks for your comment. Avis

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by sewgreat 03 Jun 2017

Very Pretty. You are so creative!

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cooperal by cooperal 03 Jun 2017

Thank you.

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by noah 03 Jun 2017

Love it will make a nice pillow???Maybe??Or doily??hugs

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cooperal by cooperal 03 Jun 2017

Thanks, Carolyn. Will have to see; anyway it will sit for awhile! Thanks for your comment. Avis

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