Monday, July 01, 2019

The Scissor House


I have designed some whimsical houses for Global Artisans for their embroidery kits. This is one of my stitched samples using their perle cotton size 8 thread in five colors. I decided that I wanted to show people what else you could do with these designs when you are done doing the embroidery. This is the back and it has been fused with Mistyfuse.

Here is the front and fused to white wool blended felt. I don’t use batting for my wall quilts. 

This is a Goddess Sheet that Mistyfuse makes. I have a Holy Cow Goddess Sheet on my design table. Covering the top, so if there is any residue on my iron, it won’t transfer to that lily white fabric.



From my design, I am making a pattern of the house, because I plan to fill it in with fabric

Here’s the house with the fabric from my Hopscotch line with RJR Fabrics

Next up are the scissors, which are Havel’s scissors with the pink handles that match my hair!

The blades 

Carefully placing the fabric inside the embroidery. I don’t want to cover up the stitching 

Getting there

House and scissors are done and I am so pleased at the way it turned out. My vision realized. Now I am randomly adding strips and squares of fabrics, all from Hopscotch. This line has 84 colors and 11 different designs and is an ongoing line for RJR as their blender line. 

I flipped my project over to cut from the back and use the felt edge as my guide to cut off the overlapping edges

I have some extra hexagons, thinking that this would be a good design element. However, my eye went to them, instead of the center focus, so they were removed. I always take photos of my work with my phone to see the colors, design and balance before going further.

I am happy with this composition, and now it’s ready for some hand embroidery! The perfect weekend project

These are the embroidery thread colors for The Scissor House kit, so I used them on the quilting 


16x16 wall quilt that is finished! Woot! Some machine quilting with the straight and zig zag stitches and you can see the added embroidery! Happy dance! Global Artisans Embroidery Kit, Mistyfuse, National Nonwovens wool blended felt, Hopscotch by RJR Fabrics and Havel’s scissors! The Scissor House! 

2 comments:

  1. It's a fun whimsical pattern. The border adds a playful touch.

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  2. I am so glad you posted your process! I have a little embroidery languishing on my wall that will be perfect for this. Thank you, thank you!
    Cheryl

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