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Isn’t this flourish just lovely? It’s from another Sizzix die and I totally fell in love with its intricacy and gentle curves. This photo is part of a new quilt block I’m making and that flower is also from another new Sizzix die. Can you tell that I’ve fallen in love with my Big Shot machine?! Anyway, I hemmed and hawed for a long time about that flourish, worrying that it was so delicate that maybe it just wouldn’t be suitable for a quilt. WRONG!! It took almost the smallest buttonhole stitch that my machine can make, but I finished those edges with the buttonhole stitch below:
(Try to ignore those loose threads-I’m out of town and I forgot to bring a sewing needle to pull threads through to the back.) My machine’s buttonhole stitch was set to 1.0/1.5 and I used Bottom Line green thread in the top and bottom both. You can really see the buttonhole stitching on the backside:
And I also forgot to pack any purple threads to decorate these purple flowers:
Darn! But, it will give me something fun to work on next week! In the meantime, I’ll plug away at my tiny buttonhole stitching…if my eyes don’t give out!
And what’s on sale in the store this week? Everything below is 20% off:
-All prepackaged fabric bundles (checkout those Tonga Treats if you’re in the mood for some fall colored batik fabrics!)
-All fabrics in the “Tidings” collection by Nancy Halvorson, as well as her book called “Tidings.”
-Signature Pixelles threads (variegated polyesters) and Signature variegated cotton threads
**Just write “cotton” in the discount code box during checkout, and 20% will be deducted from the price of all these items!