Last week, we started with this flower in Inspirations’ Perfect Embroidery Pro (with Vintage Embroidery Software installed on the computer):
and ended up with this flower:
You can follow those steps by clicking here. Now, let’s take it a step further. Remove the complex fill (blue) and the center embellishment (red).
Resize the flower to 2.13” x 2.07” and move it to the top right corner.
Now that the flower is smaller, you might want to narrow the oval shapes a bit. Just click on each side center point and move the node in towards the center. Copy and paste all elements. Move the second flower below the first.
Remove the two bottom petals and ovals (they are all separate elements).
Select the Shape tool, zoom in and click on the left petal extending below the square.
Move the stop point to a node just above the square outline.
Delete all nodes below the outline. Repeat for the right petal.
Change the colors of the second flower.
Copy, paste and rotate the third flower. Move it to the open space on the left.
Recolor and resequence all elements so that the 15 wt. elements stitch as one color and the 40 wt. ovals stitch as one.
Of course, you can add color stops to stitch three uniquely-colored flowers.
What a fun trio of flower patches!
In a few months you’ll see what I decided to do with the patches in a future issue of Designs in Machine Embroidery magazine. I know there is bleach, bling and a bit more of embellishment in their future. But I’d love to hear what you would do them. Please share!