|Pineapple Log Cabin Block 35 of 42|
|It Feels SO GOOD to Sew On the Final Corner Triangles!|
|Finished Block On Wall, Beside Neglected Tabby Mountain Quilt Top|
So, it's not like Tabby Mountain has been totally abandoned. I designed a quilt label in my Bernina v8 Designer Plus digitizing software and stitched it out on leftover solid magenta fabric. (The recipient's name has been obliterated from this photo because it's a surprise gift).
|Machine Embroidered Quilt Label, Ready to Go|
The run stitch fonts I used for this label are built into the digitizing software. With my software, I was able to lay out and preview all the lettering, and I digitized my kitty paw prints from scratch in about 30 seconds -- just imported the black and white clip art and clicked one button, then positioned them around the lettering the way that I wanted them. And then I printed out an actual-size template of the label design so I could preview how it would look on my quilt. This is why, for me personally, the Bernina 750QEE or 770QEE coupled with Bernina Designer Plus digitizing software is a much better way to go for embroidery than buying the 780E, 790E, or even the 790E Plus. If you paid MSRP for the machine and the software, the current 770QEE machine + Bernina Designer Plus software together costs $1,500 less than the 790 Plus machine. Although it's true that you can tweak embroidery designs at the machine with the 790 more than you can with the 770, what you can do as far as editing designs right at the machine is and will always be extremely limited compared to what you can do at your computer with digitizing software. And, with complete control to edit, combine, and even create embroidery designs completely from scratch at your computer, your embroidery design is already exactly the way you want it when you transfer it to the sewing machine -- no further editing required.
|Stitching Out My Label On My Bernina 750 QEE Sewing Machine|
Well, I've got a dress rehearsal today at 2:30 and a VOX concert tonight at 7:30 PM. It's the Verdi Four Sacred Pieces and Poulenc's Stabat Mater -- gorgeous music that was awful to learn, but a joy to sing now that we've got it down. I can't wait!
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