Trying new techniques - Machine Embroidery | Wavy Quilting | Couching

Brother embroidery - Australia

I have been having so much fun doing this wall hanging quilt!

If you have been following me for a while you know I love experimenting.

I have been wanted to do the Scrappy Appliqué Globe pattern for a while.

There are 4 different versions of this pattern and I chose the 4th Globe which includes Australia - my home country!

I have tried the couching technique before on a small project but I wanted to frame the outside of the globe with a fun orange crochet thread I had. The thread is from Lori Holt's Chunky Thread collection, I got the sampler package and I find it is great for all my small projects. I learnt the couching technique in the online Meander Guild.


Usually I love to add hand embroidery to my projects. However while planning this project I wanted to try the Brother Innovis BP3600 machine! The machine has the functionality to convert line art, handwriting, or illustrations into embroidery.

So I tried handwriting "Australia" and programming it for the corner to incorporate it into the quilting - similar to word quilting! And I am thrilled with how it turned out. I will definitely be trying this again!


Australia embroidery stitch using Brother embroidery machine - Dotty and Grace

I also wanted to try something different with quilting.

So I used a walking foot and started near the embroidered Australia and created a wave effect. I did a whole range of waves across the quilt and it was so fast - without having to line up a guide it was super fun and so quick!

All in all - I am super happy with how my quilt turned out!


Globe Quilt with Australia - made by Janelle | Dotty and Grace

Pattern: Scrappy Appliqué Globe by Shannon Brinkley Studio

Fabric: Scraps from my stash and the backing fabric is Kona Cotton Pepper.

Thread: Aurifil #4241 very dark grey

Size: Wall Hanging 32" x 32"

Scrappy Applique Patterns are available in bundles or as individual patterns. And if you are feeling adventurous - you can even get the full library including the workshop - Scrappy Applique Pattern Library

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