Fall is nigh!

Appliqué Elegance Collection

Includes 4x4, 5x7, and 6x10 designs

These are my most ambitious appliqué machine embroidery collection to date.
These designs are richly ornate in their stitching, while still using my simple machine appliqué technique. As always, you are limited only by your own imagination in how to stitch these designs.

I used ‘almost’ solid fabrics for the applique to allow the detail stitching to be more visible.
To add sparkle I used metallic gold for the last color change.
It is up to you if you want to sew that last color.


Kathy Kemmel & Sandi’s Quilt

May/June 2017 Edition of Creative Machine Embroidery Magazine Article with photos of how it was made


2015 - Best of Show, Arapahoe County Quilters

2013 - First Place, Traditional Quilts, Mancuso Brothers Denver National Quilt Festival, Denver, Colorado

2013 - Honorable Mention, American Quilters Society Show, Des Moines, Iowa

2012 - 2nd Place, Machine Embroidery, Machine Quilters Showcase, Kansas City

2012 - First Place, Two Person Large Category - Quilt Colorado 2012

2012 - Exhibited at the International Quilt Festival in Houston, TX

LSSAEQKE full quilt 4 whitex100x400

Last on display at the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum in Golden, CO.

LSSAEQKEcenter detail 1X100X500

Kathy embroidered all the designs on a 90"x90" piece of cotton sateen.

Kathy writes, “People ask me all the time if I embroidered the flowers separately and then attached them to the quilt top. But I didn't.”

Fimbria Flowers Collection

LSSAEQKE side detail 1x100X400D

“Anywhere we show this quilt, people are really fascinated by the technique and quality of the embroidery designs!”


LSSAEQKE side detail 2X100X400

“One of the things we worried about with the quilt was that when Sandi (the quilter) washed it to get out the blue pen markings (and she had to do this several times), we were worried that the appliqué fabric would pull away from the satin stitching, but it didn't. Not anywhere! We were pretty happy about that. You did a beautiful job digitizing those flowers!”

Spring Bouquet Collection

Applique Elegance 6 x 10 Set

These five designs for the 6x10 hoop are part of the collection


Applique Elegance No.604 in full-color variation

"Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving."

- Albert Einstein


Variations and Possibilities

Sewn monochromatic with same large-print, large print monochrome color applique through out.

Applique Elegance No.601 with large-print, monocrhome applique

Sewn Monochromatic with same color fabric thruout using Satin fabrics

Applique Elegance No.601 in monochrome green thread & complementary green satin background

Applique Elegance 5 x 7 Collection



Applique Elegance 4 x 4 Set

All of the 4x4 set fits the 4x4 (100 x 100 mm) hoop.

Applique Elegance No.410


Applique Elegance No.407

Applique Elegance No.404

Applique Elegance No.408


"Ia lafoia i le fogavaʻa tele."

- Polynesian proverb

Let it be thrown on the deck of the large canoe.

Hawaiian Juiced Collection

What’s Included

Includes all 25 designs shown above

Instructions for stitching the designs (PDF)

$11.99 US

$9.99 US


Machine formats included: ART, DST, EMD, EXP, JEF, PES, VIP, VP3 & XXX

Design sizes are clearly marked. When ordering, be sure to order designs that will fit in your sewing machine hoop.

As with any software, refunds and exchanges will not be made.

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Laura Waterfield

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