Saturday, February 5, 2011

Baby Quilt Square with MDS

I know I'm a little late posting this from what I promised the yahoo groups I belong too but here it is!!!

I was asked to embroidery a baby quilt square for my nephew and his awesome wife Annie's baby. Well, I haven't embroideried in years! Needless to say, I had to come up with an alternate way, but to still make it "very cool"! I think I did a pretty good job using My Digital Studio! I am loving this program more and more every time I use it. It is SO user friendly!

This is the MDS quilt square:

Here is how I did it. I used a 12 x 12 background of Bashful Blue Brocade DSP (Designer Series Paper). Then put in 5 Wide Oval Punches on that. To get the photos inside the punch, you need to first import your photos that you want to use, into the MDS program inside the DSP folder which is in the "Components" folder. Once the punches are installed, click on the punch and use the "paper fill" function to place your photo inside of it. I then placed the "All in the Family stamp body 1 and head 1 and also the "Once Upon a Time" stamp. I put everything in the place that I wanted them on the background paper and saved it. I then exported it in a jpeg format.

Once exported, I opened it in my photo editing software (I use Windows Picture-It which came loaded on my computer) and cropped it at about 8 x 8. This was because the quilt square I was to use was about 7 x 7 on the inside of the markings that Annie's family had put on the quilt square.

My next step was to get my tranfer paper for light fabrics. Before you print out a transfer, you really should print out a sample so you can ensure that it will work correctly. Also when you print your transfer be sure to use the "mirror image" function on your printer so that when you transfer it on to the fabric it is not backwards. And now, here is my finished quilt square!!!

Let me know what you think!!!  I am dying to read your comments so please leave some!!!!


StampingJoan said...

great use of MDS! I bet they will love this and you will get lots of interest in MDS too!


Susan said...

such a lovely job well done; a few yr. ago I did my mom a memory quilt...5 sibblings & each one with their sibblings; she used it all the time; a block that'll be cherished for a life time!

Kristy said...

Very Cool!!!
What a great idea!