Stitch in Dye

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Finished! All the stitching for the center feather motif is in white King Tut thread.  I wasn’t sure I was going to add an additional detail in the feather, but in the end, I decided  the whimsical nature of the fabric was just begging for it!! So I did my favorite ‘curley-q’ into the middle of each feather.  I think I probably need to branch out into other styles … don’tcha think?

I decided to change thread colors for each quadrant, as well as free motion motifs, which was more of a challenge that I expected!  But once I started… I stuck with it. Some colors show… some do not.  I didn’t get too detailed with the motifs as they won’t show up in all those patterns and multiple colors.

It’s been a while since I worked with such primary colors.  I kinda felt like I was in elementary school, again!

They are such cute fabrics!

I thought it would be a fun experiment to make a ‘ruffled’ sort of look around the triple stitched outline of the feathers.  Truthfully, it didn’t impress me much… but I was committed… so kept up with it, and added two more lines, trying to give it some more pizazz … It’s so-so.

I used Art Studios, 40 wt poly for the stitching as I ventured outward into the body of the piece.  I had a wobbly time with the red thread on the yellow color … sometimes that happens to me.  I blame it on not eating enough …  Good excuse, huh?!

Now… what am I going to make out ALL OF THE REST of those pieces?  Got any ideas for me??  Maybe a lap sized quilt?

Thanks for taking some precious time to visit! Be Blessed!

Comments 5

  1. Wow….this is a symphony….I can hear it playing while I look at it. I am so inspired to keep trying at the FMQ. I'm terrible at it, but I tell myself that is because I have not practiced enough. I hope I'm right! LOL
    Love the colors, and the idea of a lap quilt in those fabrics is super!

  2. I have two charm packs of those fabrics that I won recently, so I need to decide what to do with them, too. My time during summer is drawn in so many places, I don't get as much sewing accomplished. Gives me time to think about it. A lap-sized quilt would be good – very fun.

  3. I love all your machine stitching with those fabrics! They really are my favorites. I think they need to be together in a lap quilt.

  4. I love the bright colors…they grab me and your feathers are lovely. Have you tried using heavier threads? I've used some 12 weight in my machine and it can be fun to play with.


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