BFC0623 Windows on the World - Italy
This set depicts a home in Tuscany. As the other squares are added you will see a window through the open door behind the table that looks out on the vineyard. There will also be a profusion of flowers on the right from a window box. And the main part of the house will be made of large yellow-gold stones for a very colorful picture.
This set coordinates with our other Windows on the World design sets.
I can see these designs as appropriate for a quilt or coverlet in addition to wall pictures.
The small window is 12x16, the medium is 15x20 and the large is 18x24. You receive full instructions on various ways of putting your window together.
Three colors have been substituted. You can download the Color Substitution text file below.
12 Designs each in 3 sizes SML Check Sizes
Judy did a really wonderful job completeing Her Italian window on the world. Read her review under Reviews to the left. Thank you Judy! Suz
All of our machine embroidery designs will come in any or all of the following hoop sizes: (You will receive links to download the size(s) you purchased and all formats available)
Small for 4 x 4 inch hoop, Medium for 5 x 7 inch hoop, Large for 6 x 10 inch hoop, and Jumbo 8 x 12 inch hoop.
Each design description above will state the sizes the set comes in: S, M, L, J standing for Small, Medium, Large and Jumbo. These will be written SML, meaning Small, Medium and Large, or perhaps MLJ, meaning Medium Large and Jumbo, or even SMLJ meaning the set comes in all four hoop sizes
Formats Available: ART3, ART4, DST, EXP, HUS, JEF, PES, VIP, XXX
If your format is not listed email us.
Select a SizeComplete (All sizes below), Small ( for 4x4 hoop), Medium (for 5x7 hoop), Large (for 6X10 hoop)
Jul 27, 2018, 04:29 AM
I paid for and downloaded this Italian scene, but I can't seem to get it to embroider. I need the EXP. file, and that does not seem to be there. Any answers?Jul 27, 2018, 06:44 AM
Hello Elly - as you will read on the page, we will convert for you if your set doesn't include EXP. I will send it to your email shortly.
Thank you - Suz
Oct 17, 2016, 02:08 AM
Hi Suz, Can I submit a photo to go with my review?
JudyOct 17, 2016, 05:31 AM
HI Judy, We don't have an upload feature, but if you send me the photo I will be glad to post it.
Aug 24, 2016, 04:48 PM
Hi Suz, Could you shed some light on what's going on behind the table/barrel? I've been looking at it, but I can't seem to get the intended perspective. I see two plants, but I'm confused about the eggshell & V-shaped light green area & the curvy dark areas. Is the bigger plant sitting on a bench?
JudyAug 24, 2016, 05:00 PM
Hi Judy, I remember that section! i went by a painting, and the plant is sitting on a bench and the plant right above the wavy black area is casting a shadow. Bench really isn't the right word - that is the step coming out from the house - you can see it's similar in color to the walls. My guess (and this detail wasn't in the painting) that they put big slabs of stone in front of the door or window and set all kinds of things on it. I hope this helps - it's a case of artistic license where the *idea* of something is depicted without specific details. Suz
Judy KirkhamOct 17, 2016, 02:02 AMI chose to stitch Windows of the World Italy for a Boss's Day gift, since my boss is of Italian ancestry. I'll submit a photo if possible. This courtyard scene provided a good opportunity to experiment with neutrals--with the many tones & shades of gold, brown, & gray, I learned a lot about using these colors effectively. Several of the new BFC threads look quite lovely in the stones, including 2751 Pale Gold, 2657 Mustard Gold, & 2630 Light Sandstone. I took extra time to change colors for the shutters to get the effect I wanted. I used medium-weight cotton twill spray-basted to Hemingworth medium-weight cutaway stabilizer, which made a good stable combo to keep the blocks as square as possible--some areas of these designs stitch 3 layers thick. My machine (a Brother PE-150) required me to reduce the stitch density of block #6 by 5 percent before it would sew that one, although oddly, it had no problem accepting block #8, which has an even higher stitch count. Assembly was Method #6 in the suggestions provided, using a wooden frame. I trimmed the completed blocks to a 1/8" margin of fabric/stabilizer, & laid them out like tiles, not quite touching, along with my ribbon & wood trim, to determine the final size (which in my case was 14.5"W X 18.5"H). I wanted the ribbon "mullions" to barely cover the edges of the embroidery, so as not to hide any more detail than necessary. DH helped me cut the 1/4" birch plywood, which our home improvement store carries in convenient 2'x2' squares, & miter the stained wood trim. The blocks were glued to the plywood & outlined with black grosgrain ribbon (3/8" wide for the mullions & 5/8" for the casing), then framed with 3/4" wood trim. I found this scene to be wonderfully detailed & it really sparks the imagination. I'm giving it 4 stars, because in my opinion a few areas stitch more layers than necessary, & a few of the details were a bit confusing, but on the whole, it is well digitized & an example of the outstanding level of art offered by BFC Creations. I'm proud of my result, & hopefully my boss will be pleased with his gift.