It may have taken a long time to stitch out, but it turned out beautifully. I don't usually get into poinsettias, but this is wonderful. Nice job.
Thank you, I appreciate your comment. Blessings, Avis
absolutely beautiful if she does not like it i will give yo my address...lol...soozie
I'll let you know!! Thank you for your comment. Be blessed, Avis
this is so beautifull, your sister will be so happy with it !
Thank you! I'll have to watch her carefully when she opens it. Blessings, Avis
WOW!!!! That's wonderful, you have done a great job, Avis!
Have you used a software to place the designs?
Your sister will be thrilled
Yes, Lidia, I used my 5D software to get this. My fabric was cut quite a bit larger than my 360X200 hoop so that I could cut a decent border around the design and to stitch on the lace. The centre I mirror imaged 2 and saved that as a design, then using that I flipped it and added it to the part 1 and re-saved it to make the centre. I used my hoop field to place everything to the maximum; first to centre the portion already worked on and then I just placed a design in each corner but making sure that they were either mirror imaged or flipped. Those corner designs are quite large so I basically lined them up to meet the centre lines on the hoop field. Does this sound "Greek" to you? I'm sure you can see from the picture what I mean. In total it ended up being 165275 stitches and that's why I had a hard time dealing with the thread nest issue. I'm so thankful for the precise positioning feature; however, it did take me a lot of time getting it where I could finish it. I do appreciate your comment and encouragement. Blessings to you today, Avis
He he he..... Not only it isn't Greek to me but this is what I do, too. :-)
You might be the only one to see the funny side of my explanation!!
I haven't said anything before, but on Friday I am picking up my new Pfaff and trading in my Creative Vision (which I bought 2nd hand nearly 9 years ago). This will be my Christmas for the next 20 years!! However, I'm not going to update my software as I seem to be able to do everything, and more, than I have in mind. Thanks for letting me know that this is a sequence that you do with some of your amazing projects. Be blessed today, Avis
Thanks for your detailed information!
This doily is a real beauty, love the lace trimming and the precise placement of the great design. Thanks for the explanation you posted below, I hate puckers and surely will try your creative method for stabilizing the cloth.
Thank you, I'm glad you like this and I'd like to see what you do. I learned to stabilize this way about 25 years ago when we did some heirloom projects. Be blessed, Avis
WOW! WOW! This is stunning, your sister will love it, very well done. I love it to
Thank you. It will be interesting to know where she puts it!! Be blessed, Avis
Good for you for making such a beautiful gift for you sister. She'll probably keep it on her table well past the Christmas season. I'm impressed that you were able to re-align it so precisely. You really have a lot of skill. Now I want a machine that does that too! For the density of this design, it sure lays perfectly flat. What kind of stablizer did you use to do this? Did it take more than one hooping?
Thanks for your encouragement. This was done in one hooping and using my 360X200 hoop. I "painted" the linen with a mixture made by dissolving scraps of w/s stabilizer in water. The fabric was linen and quite a loose weave. I let the first coat dry and then painted it again. While it's wet I make sure the grain lines line up with markings on my cutting board. It's quite stiff when dry and very easy to hoop; besides, there are no stabilizer pieces to deal with on the back when all is done. It feels like it has been freshly starched. The stiffness will come out when it gets washed but a good starch will perk it up again. Hope this helps and blessings sent your way, Avis
Thanks for explaining what you did. It helps me become better at doing this!
Stunning!!!Awesome design!!Well done
Thank you and blessings to you. Avis
Very festive and beautiful! Great job!
Thank you! I think the poinsettias make it festive. Blessings, Avis
Beautiful job, Avis...your sister will be thrilled...love Zundt designs!
Yes, Zundt produces some spectacular designs. Thanks for your comment and have a wonderful, blessed day! Avis
It is beautiful a lovely gift I am sure your sister will love it.
Thank you; I think she will enjoy it. Blessings to you today, Avis
Absolutely gorgeous. It was well worth the l o n g time it took to stitch out.
Thank you. Yes it was worth it and I'm glad it's going to my sister. At one point I had to stop the machine because of a HUGE thread nest on the under side. It was so bad that I had to unhoop the whole thing to be able to cut the lower thread. I hit panic mode right away. Nothing to do but fix the mess and re-hoop again...I was 1/2 way through my final colour!! Thank goodness for the "precise positioning" feature and that I had the presence of mind to write down what stitch number I was at. It took me 2 days to get it where I could continue and finish. God is good and I felt truly blessed when it was done. Avis
Oh i love it and so will she****Lidias designs have given us many wonderful idea hugs
Thank you, Carolyn. Yes, Lidia knows how to push my creative buttons and I'm always in awe of what she posts. Blessings to you from the other side of the country, Avis
Ooh! Avis, this is just simply stunning. I love Poinsettias and this year had them as my theme for ladies luncheon. Your centrepiece will take pride of place in her new unit. Great job and worthy of an award, I'm sure. Have you posted it on Zundt? Love chris
Chris, I did try to post this on Zundt's FB page but I'm not sure it went through. Will check for it later. Thank you for your encouraging comment; I really do appreciate the input I get from this group. I'm sure your ladies' luncheon was spectacular! Be blessed, Avis
I am sure your Sister will love it. You have made a beautiful piece for her to keep.
Your stitch out is perfect. Worth the time you spent doing it.
Thanks for your encouraging comment. Sometimes it's nice to have the time to do something that seems to take all day. I should try some of the other corner designs, too. Be blessed, Avis
I have this design, and it is awesome in repeats! I hope she loves it.
Thank you. I have 2 different corner sets from Zundt and originally purchased them for just that...corners on napkins etc. Now that I have a machine with larger hoops I can play and manipulate to my heart's content. Blessings, Avis