To (almost) finish the snowflake tale………

I left off with the task of stitching something beyond the surrounding feather motifs…..IMG_0051 Taking some of the fullness away, along with toning down some of the ‘shine’ would help to highlight those feathers. Since, I’m stitching this on my Juki (DSM) I do a lot more free-hand fmq without rulers. This was the solution……IMG_0057 and it seems to work very well……IMG_0056 There’s “piano keys” and then there’s “toothpicks”, as in this instance!!! This is surprisingly easy to accomplish free-hand! IMG_0057 (2) Now, on to choosing the binding. From a glistening snowflake to a shining star……..perfect……..IMG_0060 IMG_0059And the finish ……..IMG_0058 

Thread: (top) Glide, 60 wt, & Isacord, 40 wt; (bobbin) Connecting Threads Essential Pro poly, 70 wt. Batting: Hobbs Heirloom cotton/poly (80/20). The top/gold fabric is “Radiance” by Robert Kaufman (cotton/silk).

Note: ‘click’ on any photo to enlarge. Thanks so much for popping by. At the moment, we are beginning the packing, etc, to be on our way South in search of some warmer temps tomorrow. The next post will be from South Texas. Sending hugs, always……….

About treadlemusic

A quilter who rides motorcycle, living on a small hobby farm in southeastern Minnesota. Grandmother and Great Grandmother.
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13 Responses to To (almost) finish the snowflake tale………

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  2. Sartenada says:

    How beautiful it is. I do love it.

    Happy 2018.

    • treadlemusic says:

      Thank you, my (distant) friends…….I have been lurking/visiting you but haven’t been commenting anywhere! Time has been grabbed from me. Have a Blessed New Year!!!! With hugs…always…………

  3. Andrea R Huelsenbeck says:

    So pretty!

  4. Janice says:

    Beautiful piece, have safe travels and a nice warm winter.

    • treadlemusic says:

      Welllllll…’s not off to a very warm start…..35F and going down for the next 2 days (low of 28F!!!! Ugh!)….But it will get better! LOL! Thank you for the well wishes……….hugs…………..

  5. You make it all sound so easy…

    Safe travels to Texas. I can only imagine how excited you (and especially DH) are to escape this deep freeze of Minnesota.

    • treadlemusic says:

      So sorry for the huge “delinquency” of my response(s). We are settled (kinda) in our little TX cottage (with temps @ 38 currently! I know, it’s a lot better than what you have!!) but not quite ‘up to speed’ yet. A couple more grocery treks needed….ha! Hugs…………

  6. witchylin says:

    Lovely. Your binding and gold are just perfect.
    Have a safe trip to South Texas, Enjoy your time there, It only seems like weeks since you were packing to return home from there. How time flies.

  7. wow I love how you mixed …looks like a snowflake

    • treadlemusic says:

      I thought so, too! Just a dusting of the white stuff here but sub-zero readings makes the packing a little easier!! LOL!! May you have a very Joy-filled New Year!!! See you in the Spring!!!!!

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