Wandaful Quilts

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Thursday, February 17, 2011

I was looking for something.......

I thought it was in the bottom drawer of the chest by my sewing cabinet. 

I found all of this stuff........



Back before embroidery machines were really popular Cindy Losekamp came up with ways to use the fancy stitches in the machine in combinations saved in the memory.  I made at least 2 more of these as samples for the store.

I taught the class for this too so I always had at least one in progress to show the steps.  This is my little fabric sample with my notes written on it.




Here is another partially assembled, with fusible on the backs of all of the fabrics.  This one may hit the waste basket because I'm sure not going to finish it.





I had an embroidery card with all kinds of desserts.  I started embroidering them and then put it away.  There are some possibilities with this piece.


Now, what was it that I was looking for.............I don't have a clue!!  I know it will come to me at 2 a.m.

18 comments:

Jackie said...

Very neat how you did the stitches without the embroidery machine. Beautiful!! I think that a dessert quilt might be in order and the fact that it has zero calories is even better!! Did you figure out what you were looking for?

Laura said...

Maybe you should do a giveaway for that unfinished quilt and someone else will put it together? I don't have one of those machines but I imagine lots of your readers do,right?

patty a. said...

Too funny! My goodness it is like you go on a archeological dig every time you are looking for something and you never know what you might find on the way! Dig deep Wanda - dig deep!

Linda said...

What fun! I love the picture of the house. I remember taking a class about combining those stitches to 'embroider'. There is NOTHING easy about it from my point of view. Loved seeing your find!

Stray Stitches said...

How fun to discover long forgotten projects. I can see the desserts made up into a table runner.

Vicki W said...

That looks like a pile of inspiration for journal quilts!

Anonymous said...

Those creations are classic's ! And the time and work that went into them. Timeless treasures for sure.

J~MT

Laura said...

How fun to discover some of those treasures! And I can totally relate to forgetting what you were looking for in the first place lol!

Jodi said...

Oh, no, don't throw it in the trash - I'll trade you something for it! I fell in love at first sight of your finished one in the first pic - it immediately jumped out and touched my heart! I love houses in that style, and always have!

Needled Mom said...

You sound like me!!!! I do think those desserts have great potential!

Julia said...

I hope you remember what it was you were looking for in the first place, but even if you don't, you sure found some treasures! I love the fabric art!

Muddling Through said...

Well, that IS one good thing about being somewhat of a pack rat. I'm always finding things I had forgotten about. LOL You certainly found some pretty treasures!

Cindy said...

You gave me a chuckle because just yesterday I was going through my stash looking for polka dots, plaids, and stripes for a current project. But...of course I got sidetracked and ended up pulling out all kinds of various pieces (not in the categories I started out with) that had scraps taken out of of them. My plan is to cut those pieces into usable strips and blocks. I did, however, remember to keep pulling the other fabrics out....but by the time I was done I didn't have time to use them!

Marybeth said...

STOP! don't throw your UFO's away...have a drawing, ship them off and see what the winner comes up with as the finished piece!! What are the 3 R's...recyle, reuse, repurpose... Mb

Beth said...

Isn't it a fun way to spend an evening.... looking at stuff you can't believe you liked... and spent time on... NOW?

Glenna @ Hollyhock Quilts said...

Don't you just feel like you've found a buried treasure? These are great!

Vivian said...

At the bottom of sewing cabinet drawer, I would probably find a few old buttons, 15-year unusable pieces of fabrics, a mystery sewing machine foot, and maybe a sketch or list that long ago stopped making sense. And look what you find, Wanda! They would definitely be treasures to somebody. The samples of stitching and notes are definitely intriguing.

Cathi said...

You find treasures when you go looking for things! What fun!