Embroidery work

I have been a Baby Lock owner for 15 years and for the most part, have been really happy with the brand. In May of last year, I purchased a Destiny, on which I do mostly quilting. Recently I decided to do a couple of large embroideries that I plan to make into throw pillows. Here is the first of those two embroideries.

The Blue Heron is a Baby Lock Exclusive built-in designs on the Destiny.  It is approximately 12" tall, so it is a large design.

The thread used was a Madeira and the colors were exactly as recommended in the design.

I used a cut-away stabilizer. This photo is of the back side of the completed design.

The design is on a heavy linen fabric, which was basted on top of the cut-away stabilizer.

Thread used: Madeira Polyneon Polyester #40
Colors used: As directed on the design
Design: Baby Lock Destiny Exclusive designs #2
Stabilizer: Cut-away
Fabric: Heavy linen
Hooping method: hooped stabilizer, floated linen and basted linen
Tips: be sure the hoop is very tight. After the first color is stitched, check to see if there is any pulling/warping on the fabric - if there is, tight the hoop some more.

It is always a delight to watch the machine paint the design and to see it come to life. Stay tuned for the reveal of the second design.

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Until next time,
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