Margaret’s Magnificent Melody Jacket

February 15, 2011 at 6:28 pm

I had this jacket in my closet for a while and had in mind to add either some Lotties Poppies embroidery or Margaret’s Magnificent Melody designs. One thing I knew for sure was that I wanted to use shades of red for the flowers. After seeing Jenny Haskins’ War of Roses quilt done in reds I knew I wanted to use the designs from Margaret’s Magnificent Melody. I used the same color threads as War of the Roses and just love the shades of red. The most amazing part is that it took only about 1 hours to layout and stitch down all the embroideries using Jenny’s Embroidery Decoupage technique! Jenny would be so proud of me as normally I am such a perfectionist (and I think it came out great because I didn’t sit and think too much about it)! Now I can’t wait to get started on my War of Roses quilt!

Jacket Front using Margaret's Magnificent Melody designs from Jenny Haskins

I used Jenny’s embroidery decoupage technique for adding the flowers from Margaret’s Magnificent Melody design set. After taking this picture with the jacket buttoned I can see where it’s a bit off center on the left side, but that’s the beauty of using embroidery decoupage…I can just add another flower wherever one is needed. I will post an updated picture so you can see.

Jacket Back


Close up of Jacket Back


I used the following Jenny Haskins Rayon thread colors on the embroidery: 1000 Scarlet, 1007 Barn Door Red, 6 Red, 174 Paradise Hill, 84 Fern, 1173 Summer.