I have been working and working on learning the Windows platform, taking classes online on the new embroidery software and studying the properties of thread through various sources. After awhile, though I am an enthusiastic student, SOMETIMES YOU JUST GOTTA’ MAKE STUFF!
I bought a new book on machine embroidery for crazy quilting. Evidently I am making coasters and placemats in my spare time;-) The piecing happens in the hoop. There is not a lot of original work here: I chose the cloth from my stash of weird little bits and pieces. I chose the threads and did minor editing of the provided designs. BUT, I learned how piecing works for crazy quilts…and the embroidery machine makes it so easy. If I want to change the piecing design, it is straightforward digitizing, well within my skill set.