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Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Easter Applique Bunting

Freestyle Machine Embroidery Garland


Here's a quick peek at a string of bunting which I'm stitching for Easter Sunday.  The message reads 'Happy Easter' and features a raw edge applique daffodil at each end.  The 'T' of Easter is a cross, a reflection of the true meaning of the festival.



Whilst the rest of the UK is enjoying a bit of a Spring heatwave, here in the North East we've been under a thick blanket of fog and rain since the weekend and it's forecast to last a few more days yet.  I've therefore not been able to go out and take any pictures in natural light.


 Hopefully I'll be able to share some better photos of the whole garland when the weather clears up.


What is everyone else stitching for Easter?  

21 comments:

  1. I love your raw edge applique! It was very wet here for most of the day, but it has cleared up now.

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  2. So pretty xx (getting fed up of this greyness really need some sunshine :-) )

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  3. I love your sneak peeks of your bunintg. The daffodils are lovely. I had to laugh as I saw the eggs in the picture and went and read it as raw egg applique until I did a double take and read it properly!
    Hugs Mrs A.

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    1. very pretty bunting - love the daffodil!

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  4. Your bunting is a welcome blast of colour on yet another miserable foggy, grey day. I hope the sunshine in the south starts heading our way soon :)

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  5. Sew adorable! I love all the colors! Sew very cheerful.

    He is risen indeed!

    Hugs and happy highways,
    Kelley~

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  6. This is very lovely and such a welcome shot of colour.

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  7. The bunting is beautiful:) Great details:)

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  8. Aww this is gorgeous!! It will look so cheery hanging up for Easter :)

    We're down south and we've had miserable weather for a few days too :/ x

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  9. Your free hand stitching is very impressive!

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  10. The bunting looks great - those daffodils look like they could bring a little sunshine to the north east they are so vibrant!

    Have a great crafting week,
    Alison

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  11. So lovely - and I'm glad you've got the cross in there, too, amongst the pretties. Have a great week xx

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  12. That looks lovely. At first glance I thought you were making Easter napkins, but now I see they are bunting. I love the look of the raw edge applique, and wish it is something I could master.

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  13. Your bunting looks gorgeous. I think it's a really unique idea.
    Ali xx

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  14. The bunting is lovely, and so nice to see the cross feature.

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  15. I love the photos with the chocolate eggs in the background - I wouldn't have the willpower to leave them there ;) I love your applique, especially the daffodils.

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    1. I wouldn't have the willpower either - They're polystyrene but look so realistic and even better they came from 'Poundland' with loads in the pack! Perfect for Easter decorations.

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  16. Beautiful idea, I love the daffodils my favourite flower at this time of the year x

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  17. I love the freestyle stitching. I've tried doing it myself a couple of times but have issues getting the embroidery loop under the foot of my sewing machine. Would love to know how you did your bunting!

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  18. If you don't want to go down the whole freestyle route, which often needs a hoop and the lowering of the feed dogs, try just reducing your stitch length, leaving the feed dogs up and using an open toe foot. It takes a bit longer but you have much more control and the results are identical.

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