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WORK STATION WEDNESDAY!
Wednesday, 20 June 2018 07:33

work station

 

Gracious Be...it's been almost a solid year since my last Blog post and here I am trying to play "catch up"! 

I have a good excuse...

Well at least it sounds "GOOD" in my head!

I have been the Creative blogger at a large Embroidery Design business for the past year and I have LOVED every single minute of it...

I learned so much...my brain is FULL!

However...I have resigned from that position to persue other opportunities!

Hopefully this will free some time to devote to my own blog...here at The Quilted Story!

So...let's get moving!

Today is Work Station Wednesday and I have started a Super Cute Christmas Wallhanging...

Completely Paper Pieced of course!

I gotta get a jump on the Christmas Holiday...it's gonna be here before you know it!

Besides...NO one likes to be burning the midnight oil on Christmas Eve getting projects like this done in time for the "big day"!

Ask me how I know...

In this snap shot you will see what my "big board" ironing station looks like when I am set up in "paper piecing" mode.  I like to work in a highly efficient manner by eleminating as many steps as possible.  My machine sits to the left of this big board and I am able to easily roll from one position to the other in my sweet office chair...without missing a beat.

I have my iron at the right side of my big board...simply because I am right handed.

At the "big board" I can prep my Paper Pieced block...Trim it and Press all it's pieces parts...all at the same location!

Now...how's that for "efficient"?

At the upper left in the picture is my over flowing tote of Christmas Colored Fabric leftovers from another project or two...or ten!

Gotta LOVE those scraps!

But...

Most imprtantly...

Gotta use them up!

Quilt On...

Kathleen

 

 
GO BIG...OR GO HOME!
Wednesday, 26 July 2017 10:46

 

jumbo monogram large tote

 Gracious Alive...it is simply about time I completed something extra special...just for ME!  Actually...it's been a long time coming!

I am a busy gal these days...

 -Etsy Shop Owner

-Design Tester

-Embroidery Blog Writer/with Samples

-Photographer

-Pattern Writer

-Lecturer

-Embroidery and Quilting Instructor

 I am super in LOVE with this Beautiful Jumbo Intertwine Vine Monogram from i2s...

it is really...really...

REALLY...

BIG!

Want the skinny?

It's 6.75" tall X 8.5" wide...with roughly about 21,000 stitches.

Be sure to click on the picture to see the texture of the letters themselves...it is simply F-A-B-U-L-O-U-S!

 

Kathleen

 

 
MY FAVORITE BURP CLOTH!
Thursday, 18 May 2017 11:06

duckie sailor burp cloth

Gracious Alive...I couldn't wait to share my most popular Appliqued Baby Burp Cloth with you!  This particular sample is one Super Fabulous design, from BabyKaysAppliques.com.  You have got to have this little guy in your designs sets to choose from...so fun for this particular little guy, however...I hope to "girl it up" for a sweet little princess soon!

I used my "powers" and put a cute little letter C in the center of the flag...which stands for "Colton"!  I just LOVE love love the way he turned out on this burp cloth that I lined with a fun madras plaid from Michael Miller!

Does it get any cuter than that?

Kathleen

 
NEW BABY SET!
Monday, 03 April 2017 12:14

new bodysuit beanie bibMatilda Jane and ME! have been doing double time in the Shop making super cute "things" for new sweet babies due to arrive soon...hence the reason I have neglected my little website...but in all honesty...just a tad.  I have been working on learning some new things regarding the "behind the scenes" jargon that would make your head spin with crazy thoughts...so I suppose, I haven't really been sitting "idle".

I digress...

Too much "serious work" makes Kathleen a boring gal...and we simply cannot have that!

I just finished up this adorable little baby girl set for my neighbors new Granddaughter...Addison.  I just LOVE LOVE LOVE her name in embroidery...and her 3 letter monogram is even cuter! 

I wasn't quite sure what direction I wanted to go with her little set...and when you have as many applique designs as I do to choose from...the decision becomes unbelievable to say the least!  But here's the skinny...

First...I decided I wanted to do a Teal, Red and Pink color way...for no other reason except that I hadn't done one and thought...why not?  Second...this Love Bug Applique Design kept jumping up on my software screen...

new bodysuit                                                                    Isn't it just the cutest?

From here...one can never go wrong with a super sweet personalized Beanie Hat and Matching Baby Bib...complete with a coordinating RED snap closure to make it "pop" off the teal background! 

new beanie                                                                        LOVE THIS!

 

new bib                                                                  BUT...especially THIS!

For those of you who must know where these designs came from...here are those "go to" places...

-Bodysuit Love Bug Applique Design...www.theitch2stitch.com

-Beanie Hat Font (Addison)...www.stitchtopia.com

-ITH Baby Bib...www.digistitches.com

-Baby Bib 3 Letter Monogram...www.theitch2stitch.com

Now...let's see what else I can get uploaded next!

 

Stitch on!

Kathleen

 
THOUGHTS OF SUMMER!
Tuesday, 28 February 2017 09:31

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We are thinking "warm thoughts" over here with my Sweet Matilda Jane and ME! using this super adorable Beach time set for little Edison as a sample!  It really doesn't get any cuter than this...

Can I get an AMEN?

These designs are from two diffferent sources...for those of you who love to use their embroidery machines and MUST have these!  The Elephant Boy Swimmer is from Munchkyms Designs and as you can tell...it stitches out super fabulous...they have a "girly" version too...

Here she is...

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If you look closer...perhaps even click on the picture to enlarge it...you will see one of Kymberly's (Munchkyms Design Owner) signature little "POPS"...can you guess what it is? 

YEP...

Adorable little Belly Buttons...

OMG...

It makes you giggle like a silly school girl...every...single...time!

Now...for the adorable Beach Bag, I used an Applique Font and Embroidery Font from i2s (the itch 2 stitch)...and there again, you can clearly see that Christy (owner at i2s) knows what she is doing!  They stitched out fabulously and flawlessly.  The Applique Font is called "Closer to Free" and I used the matching "Closer to Free" embroidery font for Edison's name up the side...my goodness I LOVE it bunches! 

The name "Edison" on the Elephant Swimmer Shirt was done in the Font called "Falling Slowly"...it is simply my absolute FAVORITE for boys!  Just PERFECT!

So here's a PLUG for two of my favorite go to for digitized designs...

www.munchkymsdesigns.com

and

www.theitch2stitch.com

Be sure to check them both out...you will LOVE them as much Matilda Jane and ME! do.

Kathleen

 
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