If you’re just coming along for the ride on this journey, you may want to visit here, first. So, onward……..
#1 Take the sandwich that will be the “back” of the hanger. This is the one without your beautiful embroidery. It has the nice finished bottom edge and lots of blank stitching space…do not be afraid!!!!!. To help stabilize and get rid of some of the pins, stitch on the outer drawn line that is the outer seam allowance (red arrow). The other (green arrow) is the hanger outline. Please, note that the backing is generously extending below the scalloped finished edge (purple arrow).
#2 At this point, decide what FMQ you want to do to fill this. I use this as a “warm-up” to doing the front. In this case, I chose to (kind of) repeat the flower embroidery that’s on the front…….. Using a water-erasable marker, I drew a motif……..
and outlined stitched it. And filled in around it a bit to better define it. Next, I realized that any stippling/fmq that would be the background, would result in my losing the curls/tendrils. One of the “cardinal ‘rules’” in FMQ is: If you want something to ‘pop’, there needs to be a dramatic contrast set next to it! In this case, that would be straight lines, rather than curved. I switched to my (homemade) “ruler” foot, grabbed a ruler and did a few markings to get the grid started. Wha-la……….. Note: I stopped stitching about 1.5” up from the bottom edge to allow for the hem finish. The grid will be completed to the edge at that time.
Thread: (top and bobbin) Connecting Threads Essential Pro poly, 70 wt.
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The weekend is here! Enjoy! See you next week!!!! Hugs always………
Amazing how that grid defines the flowers inside, what a great illustration of that rule!
And it’s really not that hard to achieve!!!!!
Gorgeous Doreen! The grid really makes the motif pop.
Thank you! And it really is fun to work with a ruler on the Juki. When I’m at home, I usually shift over to Ms Sweetie (too easy?) so this is the first I’ve really done the ruler-work on a DSM. Thanks so much for visiting!! Hugs……………
Love this! And your comments are Spot On!! Always love your blog posts!
😀 You are such a sweet “encourager”!! <-;
This is looking interesting like the stitching so far! 😉
It really is a “low stress” project that makes for wonderful little gifts!!!! Stay tuned……………….