A cute bridal couple machine embroidered/appliqued on a quilted photo album cover. Created as a gift for my niece and her new husband.
Project Status: Completed
Started: May 20, 2019
Completed: May 22, 2019
Project Type: Album/Book Cover
Finished Dimensions: Approx 26 inches wide x 13 inches tall (unfolded)
Purpose: Gift, Pattern Publishing
Techniques: Machine Embroidery, Raw Edge Applique, Machine Applique, Machine Embroidered Applique
Design Source: Myself
• Machine Embroidery Applique Files: On This Day Wedding Couple by Loopsy Daisy Studio ; https://loopsydaisy.com/product/machine-embroidery-applique-files-on-this-day-wedding-couple/
100% cotton – grungy gray – Northcott by Deborah Edwards
Sheer dusty blue lace panel found at a yard sale
Warm & Soft Quilt Batting
My niece is a photographer and I thought a custom embroidered photo album would be the perfect gift!
After digitizing the embroidered applique design, I stitched it out on gray cotton with a blue lace overlay. I then layered the finished piece with batting and a pretty backing fabric, added just a few lines of stitching along the spine to stabilize the layers, added folded fabric to each end on the back to serve as pockets for the album cover, then bound the edges as I would a regular quilt.
The cover slips easily onto my favorite pocket album. We slipped a Shutterfly gift card into one of the pockets, wrapped it up and sent it on to the couple. The design includes the first names of the couple, as well as the year, making it a great option to use for wedding photos or other memorabilia!
After completing this project, I decided to go ahead and offer the embroidery file for sale in my shop at LoopsyDaisy.com in case others are inspired to do something similar. (Link above)
The photo album was purchased at Amazon: Pioneer High Capacity 5-Up Photo Album 12″X12″ 500 Pockets-Black & Beige (https://www.amazon.com/Pioneer-Capacity-Photo-Album-Pockets-Black/dp/B002FXJ5T2/ref=sr_1_fkmrnull_1?keywords=Pioneer+High+Capacity+5-Up+Photo+Album+12%22X12%22+500+Pockets-Black+%26+Beige&qid=1553701551&s=gateway&sr=8-1-fkmrnull)