This piece was sandwiched a while back in anticipation of stitching on it for my demo last Friday at the Killer Bees’ quilt show. Well, as often happens, my thoughts changed and this cloth has now found its way to the machine and, oh, what a difference a little(?) thread makes!!!! Unstitched………… and stitched…….. The areas left un-stitched are as critical to the final effect as those stitched!!!!! So, always keep in mind the “puffed” areas as well as the flattened. The other factor, to achieve variety for the ‘eye’, is to change the direction of your fmq patterns. If you are doing “banana bunches”/”headbands” and you find yourself lining them up in only one direction, it equals boring! Variety is “key”! Another photo (above) of the contrast that stitching has on the cloth!
The beautiful dusty rose thread I’m using is a serger thread that I picked because of the color! It’s a 2-ply poly, “Toldi-Lock” is the brand. Purchased at Joann Fabrics. Batting is Hobbs Heirloom cotton/poly (80/20). The bobbin is Connecting Threads Essential Pro poly, 70 wt.
I have a suspicion that this will be a lengthy project, as I’m already thinking of hopping to a vintage linen small piece (for reasons that will be revealed in the future). So…..with that, please, stop back soon……….