Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Playing with Decorative Stitches on Applique

I had a blast in Jane Sassaman's Moths and Moons class in Houston.  I got to try out the new Bernina 570 QE and fell in love with her.  I totally bought one that will come just before Christmas!  YAY!  It has a ton of built in stitches and a built in walking foot!  Sew excited!

Here is my moth before any stitching.

Here is my moth after stitching.

And with the head and antennae.

You can see I had fun using a lot of different stitches.

On this piece I did some orange stitching right at the edge of the big piece and then some purple outlining.  I wasn't sure if it would work out spacing wise, but it did.

Here's a closeup.  The orange is stitch 427.  I love it.  It's my new favorite!

I had some trouble with this oval.  If you look closely you can see some red triangles going into the circle.  Then I added a pink satin stitch all the way around the edge, but I didn't like it, so I added the purple stitching on top.  The purple stitching was done with a 28 weight Aurifil thread.  I love it and can't wait to use more 28 weight.

The yellow in this is such a fun stitch!  I like how fat and random it is.

Here's a completed top wing.

And a closeup of the bottom wing.

This is my first attempt at changing the width of the satin stitch as I sewed.  It's a little clumsy, but I'll get better.

This was such a fun class.

I hope you get to quilt today!


  1. Love the colors of that moth. The whole thing is really cool.

  2. Beautiful work and stitching! I can't wait to see what you do with the new sewing machine!!

  3. WoW, great post Suzy. and very cool, and how exciting about the new machine, I hate putting the walking foot on my Bernina, but then no walking foot is really easy to put on for any machine. I am excited that Bernina finally put a built in walking foot on there machines, that is exciting news.