March 13, 2010

My cousin Emily is the fastest needle in the East! She’s a fellow quilter so I sent her a copy of Dolls & Dresses to Appliqué. Not one day after she received the book, she sent me the following email:

“I scanned Violet into my Bernina embroidery software, digitized her face, neck, hands, legs, and shoes, and then did the auto appliqué feature. I’ll go back and “tweak” the design – I’ll probably alter the stitch angle on at least one hand, and on her neck…and I’ll add the facial features. She was fun to work with!”

Now I hope that tracks for most of you. I have only a vague understanding of computerized machine embroidery, enough to be mighty impressed by those who do it.

Before I knew it, Emily was back in my in-box with Violet, all done!


Wow! Who knew? The legs, shoes, hands, feet, and face are all machine embroidered, and I think the edges of the dress too? That is just so very cool! Thank you Cousin Emily!

Until next time,
By Kay Mackenzie


3 Responses to “Wow, that’s fast”

  1. betsy on March 13th, 2010 7:31 pm

    that is cool. some of those embroidery programs are so complicated and she has managed it so well.

  2. Cathy on March 15th, 2010 2:33 am

    She did a fantastic job!!! I just love dolls, and even applique dolls!

  3. Carrie P. on March 16th, 2010 1:21 pm

    Very cute1