Spring has Sprung with Janome

Did you see my recent project in the Janome Life blog? I created a quick spring project using the Janome Artistic Edge digital cutter as well as the Janome Memory Craft 500E embroidery machine. 

 
 I kept the project really simple by popping it into an embroidery hoop.

I kept the project really simple by popping it into an embroidery hoop.

 

I wanted to keep this project simple and knew that the Artistic Edge would make cutting out the intricate appliqué shapes so easy and accurate - and I was right! While I could've spent lots of time drafting up a design on my own, I opted to use a design that was already available in the Simple Cut software that was bundled with the Artistic Edge. 

 
 Accurate cuts with the Janome Artistic Edge digital cutter

Accurate cuts with the Janome Artistic Edge digital cutter

 

Once I had refined my design I chose some decorative stitches to use with the Memory Craft 500E to finish off the appliqué edges. It is so much fun to choose from the hundreds of stitches available in the Simple Cut software. You can lengthen or widen these stitches to create your own version of them. I had to be careful not to play around too much with the stitches or I might never have completed the project!

 
 Just a few of the decorative stitches available with the Simple Cut software

Just a few of the decorative stitches available with the Simple Cut software

 

I wrote two articles for the Janome Life blog (one in February and the follow up in March). Click on the photos to read them.

 
 Ready to cut out appliqué shapes on the Janome Artistic Edge digital cutter

Ready to cut out appliqué shapes on the Janome Artistic Edge digital cutter

 
 
 Final project looks great on my fireplace mantle

Final project looks great on my fireplace mantle

 

If you have any questions about this project or how to create one that is similar, post them in the Comments below and I'll be happy to help you out.

Creatively,

 

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