|Bernina Artista v6 Embroidery Software|
The embroidery software is really cool, and does so much more than I'll ever use it for. We really just got an overview of the software in the mastery classes. Bernie printed out the 586 page PDF online help manual for me, and I know I'll be marking it up with notes and referring to it often. The most immediate benefit I got out of taking these embroidery software classes right now was that I figured out how to delete half of a professionally digitized quilt motif so I can use it on the half blocks at the edges of Lars's Drunken Dragons quilt.
The design I selected for the center of the circles on this quilt is from from retired OESD Collection 788, Quilting Inspirations by Keryn Emmerson, and I've enlarged it to completely fill the width of my largest embroidery hoop. Then I edited the design, deleting everything on the right half, one node at a time:
|Deleting the unwanted portion of the design in my Artista software, one node at a time|
This is what I ended up with:
|Ta Da! Half Design Completed|
|Sample Stitched in Invisible Nylon Monofilament|
|Same Sample, Back Side Showing 60 wt Cotton Bobbin Thread|
Have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend, everyone!