by sewmom ( edited 23 Apr 2018 ) 22 Apr 2018

This is a set I did for my granddaughter's room. It's 7 framed realistic animal designs from the Baby Africa set by OESD at Embroidery Online. They turned out beautifully but it was a lot of work and took me over 8 months (I have a job too). There are over 45 different colors and matching was done by eye since conversion charts did not help me change the colors to Sulky thread colors well enough. The fabric is Kona cotton (preshrunk) with a woven fusible interfacing on the back. Tear away and the fabric were hooped. I also pin basted and used the rubbery shelf liner around the hoop edges for stability. I did not use a stitched basting square. The lion cub was done several times since the color layers were very hard to discern so I had to try it several times and used my software to help figure it out. I also had to split the large parade because my hoop wasn't' large enough. I split the giraffe off which caused more challenges because the color sorting included colors that were in the giraffe and some of the other animals. Again I used my software to rearrange the color sorting. I just delivered the finished designs today. I hope to get a picture of them on the wall when they are all hung up. Baby is 7 months old already. So the moral is: Start earlier.

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by blueeyedblonde 12d ago

WOW! Great job!

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by jrob Moderator 12d ago

SO worth the wait. These are perfect.

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by adawnstyle 12d ago

These turned out wonderful , i saw it first on Facebook, came over to find the file, I so have to do it for my new grand daughter in January but i cant find the file or a search option on the site... would you be able to link me, Great work x

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crafter2243 by crafter2243 12d ago

There is a link below the pictures to the designs.

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by sebsews 05 Jun 2018

You should be so proud of these, and the new baby too! Your work and your info are outstanding! Hugs, Suzanna

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by cantab 31 May 2018

Fantastic those are so cute what a great ideal to frame them. Beautiful. They look like painting and if it took only eight months you did great

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by shuede 31 May 2018

Simply adorable! You must feel very accomplished!!

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by grobin 09 May 2018

Great work.

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by rsloan 09 May 2018

Excellent !!

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by zoefzoef 06 May 2018

Art work ! Great job. They will be trilled

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by arisann 05 May 2018

wow n wow, great work!!

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by airyfairy edited 27 Apr 2018

Living in Africa I just love these. You have done a wonderful job. The hippo is my favourite and I just adore the warthog.

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sewmom by sewmom 27 Apr 2018

Thank you, never thought I’d ever be embroidering a warthog : )

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by cindymae68 27 Apr 2018

these are very beautiful! you did a nice job. well worth the 8 months you put into it. Right?

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sewmom by sewmom 27 Apr 2018

Definitely!

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by devon 26 Apr 2018

WOW love them great work!!!!

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sewmom by sewmom 26 Apr 2018

Thank you : )

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by dixie 26 Apr 2018

Just beautiful what a lovely piece of work for your Granddaughter to keep forever and it certainly shows the many hours your spent on these but well worth ever minute Congratulations

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sewmom by sewmom 26 Apr 2018

Thank you.

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by momac 26 Apr 2018

They are truly stunning, as you say a lot of work, but you must be very proud of how they turned out. Hugs Mauren

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sewmom by sewmom 26 Apr 2018

Thank you : )

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by gerryvb 25 Apr 2018

oh how beautiful. Your granddaughter will be so happy with these and so proud her Grandmother made them ! great job !!

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sewmom by sewmom 25 Apr 2018

Thank you : )

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by Shisha 25 Apr 2018

Simply stunning!!! A very lucky granddaughter! Love them all!

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sewmom by sewmom 25 Apr 2018

Thank you.

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by sewdeb 24 Apr 2018

Oh wow, these are spectacular! All the love you put into them surely shows! And as for it taking you 8 months to complete - perfect takes time!

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sewmom by sewmom 25 Apr 2018

Thank you!

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by maggiecal 24 Apr 2018

Those are just gorgeous!! Beautiful job, not a pucker in sight and we all know how difficult that can be with those stitch intensive designs.

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sewmom by sewmom 24 Apr 2018

True, I had no pucker problems. Good digitizing!

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by bikerfeml 24 Apr 2018

They are beautiful! Your granddaughter should be very proud of you and so happy to receive such a lovely gift.

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by lilylady 24 Apr 2018

These turned out sew nice. They will look beautiful on wall.

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by robertahilde 23 Apr 2018

Absolutely beautiful, worth every second of your time!
The designs are outstanding, perfectly stitched.
A work of art: love them all.
Compliment and hugs, Roberta

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sewmom by sewmom 23 Apr 2018

Thank you Roberta.

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by barba 23 Apr 2018

WOW! What a lucky Granddaughter to have such a talented Grandma. these are beautiful and I am sure will be treasured. Hugs and Blessings, Barba

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sewmom by sewmom 23 Apr 2018

I'm sure they will be treasured too. Thank you Barba.

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by denifavrin 23 Apr 2018

What a magnificent piece of work, well done, I haven't seen embroidery so beautifully done as these pieces in a long time. They appear flawless and could pass for photos, congratulations, well done.
Deni

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sewmom by sewmom 23 Apr 2018

Thank you very much.

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by pcteddyb 23 Apr 2018

WOW, just WOW!

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sewmom by sewmom 23 Apr 2018

Thank you.

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by toogie 23 Apr 2018

These are so well embroidered, I don't know where to start. The fur, hair of the zebra and lion look like if you touched them they would be soft. If you had to compromise on color choice, you did very well, may be better than their choice. Each one is a work of art. Beautiful! (and we weren't timing you!) Congratulations on a baby girl and finishing her art.

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sewmom by sewmom 23 Apr 2018

: )
Thank you.

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by pennifold 23 Apr 2018

Congratulations Sewmom, these are perfect, and doesn't it just go to show that using the proper stabilisers etc, make for this sort of embroidery stand out. You've done a fantastic job on them all. Well done, and I do hope you have sent these pictures to OESD I'm sure they would love to see your take on these animals. Love Chris

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sewmom by sewmom 23 Apr 2018

I hadn’t thought of that but will consider it. Thank you.

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by chenille 23 Apr 2018

WOW! These are truly amazing!

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sewmom by sewmom 23 Apr 2018

Thank you.

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by sonjapotgieter 23 Apr 2018

That is So Stunning!!!Beautiful work done!!Awesome designs

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sewmom by sewmom 23 Apr 2018

Thank you very much.

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by pennyhal2 23 Apr 2018

This is an awesome project! Thank you for all the details. Some people just don't understand that "just stitch it out" entails so much efflort to get it done. Your color choices are just perfect, and I'm glad you stuck with it to get them just right. Your results are well worth the work you put in to it!

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sewmom by sewmom 23 Apr 2018

Thank you. Yes, you're right, people don't understand.

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by missqueenbee47 23 Apr 2018

beautiful - I am sure they will love them.

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sewmom by sewmom 23 Apr 2018

Thank you.

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by clintonmiss22 23 Apr 2018

Gorgeous! You've done a beautiful job with darling designs. I keep going back to look at them again and again.

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sewmom by sewmom 23 Apr 2018

Thank you.

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by stork 23 Apr 2018

Wow! These are so awesome!!! You did a wonderful job and I absolutely love how you did these.

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sewmom by sewmom 23 Apr 2018

Thank you.

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by basketkase 23 Apr 2018

Sewmom.....how stunning!!!!! They look 3D.....

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sewmom by sewmom 23 Apr 2018

Thank you. I think the color layers help it look like that and I placed them on a sticky mounting board which makes the thickness of the embroidery stand out.

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by dailylaundry 23 Apr 2018

Absolutely beautiful - you show your talent!!

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sewmom by sewmom 23 Apr 2018

Thank you.

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by Blakesleep 23 Apr 2018

Wonderful!! Those are gorgeous. You did a marvelous job. Appreciate all of your information on how you stitched them out. Will have to attempt.

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sewmom by sewmom 23 Apr 2018

You're welcome and thank you.

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by rescuer Moderator 23 Apr 2018

Wow! Your work paid off. They are very well done!

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sewmom by sewmom 23 Apr 2018

I agree. Thank you.

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by kustomkuddle 23 Apr 2018

Gorgeous stitch outs. You did an awesome job on them. And they are so cute! Thank you for all the info on how you did them as well! I love learning from others!

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sewmom by sewmom 23 Apr 2018

You're welcome and thank you.

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by baydreamer 23 Apr 2018

This grouping is fantastic! Love it!

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sewmom by sewmom 23 Apr 2018

Thank you.

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by dragonflyer 23 Apr 2018

A beautiful set to be sure...beautiful stitch-outs as well...I am sure they will be treasured for a lifetime...

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sewmom by sewmom 23 Apr 2018

Thank you.

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by mops Moderator 23 Apr 2018

They all look gorgeous. A real keepsake!!

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sewmom by sewmom 23 Apr 2018

Thank you.

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by bemara 23 Apr 2018

You did an fantastic job, they all looks great, hugs Maria =^..^=

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sewmom by sewmom 23 Apr 2018

Thank you.

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by shirley124 23 Apr 2018

These are so adorable. Well worth all the time it took to stitch out. I am sure they will be treasured. Hugs

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sewmom by sewmom 23 Apr 2018

Thank you.

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by graceandham 23 Apr 2018

Beautiful work and lots of it. I did several of the single animals from this set on a batik-looking shirt, so that they were sort of appearing out of camoflauge! It turned out fine, but was a risk to try! Baby elephant was my favorite. I hope she loves them and always thinks of you.

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sewmom by sewmom 23 Apr 2018

I'd love to see them!

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by killiecrankie 23 Apr 2018

They are beautiful.I hope you made a list of all the colours you used ,in case you need to make more, because a lot of time was used up in deciding what colours to use from your stash.

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sewmom by sewmom 23 Apr 2018

Yes, it saved them.

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by parkermom 23 Apr 2018

Beautiful. You did a great job.

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sewmom by sewmom 23 Apr 2018

Thank you.

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by babash 22 Apr 2018

Great work. I have this CD and have only done the Meerkat.
Well worth the wait they are so well done.
A big pat on the back.

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sewmom by sewmom 22 Apr 2018

Thank you.

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by crafter2243 Moderator 22 Apr 2018

Precious, precious, precious. You did an fantastic job. Perfect for a child's room. I can just imagine all the work it took, but so well worth it.

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sewmom by sewmom 22 Apr 2018

Yes, definitely worth it.

adawnstyle by adawnstyle 12d ago

These turned out wonderful , i saw it first on Facebook, came over to find the file, I so have to do it for my new grand daughter in January but i cant find the file or a search option on the site... would you be able to link me, Great work x

crafter2243 by crafter2243 12d ago

There is a link below the pictures to the designs.

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