So – yesterday rained out all of my big holiday plans and I was able to participate in the #FridayNightSewAlong on Instagram. Since I’m typically otherwise engaged on Friday nights it was my first time giving it a try. I figured I might as well go all out and tackle a start to finish project. Here’s my progress though the night as seen on IG –
Beans are ready. It is a bit of a crazy way to do this. So many small spaces and thread breaks. This will be awesome or a total disaster. Won’t know until it runs on the machine! #fridaynightsewalong A photo posted by Susan Owenby (@theboredzombie) on
This is #machineembroidery madness. I’ll either have something surprising cool or a complete failure. Let’s hope the loudness of the embroidery machine can drown out the fireworks less than 1/2 mile from here. I will not hide in the closet. I will not hide in the closet. I will not hide in the closet. #raindancefail #fridaynightsewalong
A photo posted by Susan Owenby (@theboredzombie) on
Instragramming this project had an added and interesting bonus, I basically clocked myself. The first image was at 6:50PM. The last image was at 11:06 PM. With the added prep time to get the line art/layout before the the first picture was taken, this guy clocks in at about five to six hours of work. Crazy right? He fits in about a 5″ x 5″ space!
The Embroidery File
Scabbers and Bertie Bott’s Every Flavor Beans are all in the hoop in a single file. Download it here in .pes, .vp3, and .jef. He is a challenge to stitch. There are over 100 thread breaks/color changes and I tried a few things that turned out a bit wonky. Don’t forget – when you trim Scabbers’ fur, leave plenty to fray. It is pretty easy to cut it back if there is to much, but you can’t really add! Despite the wonky and the time consuming stitch out, I’m really happy with him. He’s cute right?? (makes sure you look at him in the big picture below – he’s much cuter in context)
I’ll show you the rest of this block later this week – Sadly, it won’t be nearly as exciting as this one.
Check out the TBZ’s Harry Potter Quilt index. It is full of links including a link to the original project and patterns as well as links to any of TheBoredZombie.com’s related posts and other custom blocks complete with downloadable embroidery patterns or applique templates. You can also see more about my machine and software in this post and take a look at my design process in this post.