Stitching blue & white vintage…………

A piece that was last shown here will be my focus for the next days. The quilting on the back piece is completed. The backing for this part is a pretty blue/white pastel calico (stash) fabric. The bottom edge was finished the same as the previous hanger/tutorial here……….IMG_0285IMG_0286  IMG_0288  Now…..on to the front piece……..first step is to outline stitch the motif…IMG_0289 and some definition. First, without my fave micro-stippling….IMG_0290






The photo fails to show the “poof” adequately. Then, a little added backgroundIMG_0292 IMG_0291The “pop”/dimension is starting. IMG_0293    Now, to ‘frame’ this area and move on to the rest of the background ‘fill’……..Additional note: I am using Connecting Threads Essential Pro poly, 70 wt, as the top thread and on the bobbin. It’s great for this fine stippling and I’m able to load “tons” on the bobbin (so less time spent running out/changing them!). I am, also, using a Schmetz quilting needle size 75/11.



About treadlemusic

A quilter who rides motorcycle, living on a small hobby farm in southeastern Minnesota. Grandmother and Great Grandmother.
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19 Responses to Stitching blue & white vintage…………

  1. Vicki in MN says:

    Glad to see you are not sitting around idle down there!!!!!!!

  2. kathyreeves says:

    Your micro stippling is just gorgeous, beautiful stitches, those!

  3. Raewyn says:

    This is beautiful- and going to be stunning! Gosh that micro-stippling is tiny!!!

    • treadlemusic says:

      That tiny stuff is so mesmerizing for me. I get in that mode and can do it for hours! That fact is quite interesting given that I really do like to move through a process quickly!!! Fascinating critters, we are!! LOL!!!! Sending hugs your way………….

  4. Once again, you are transforming this vintage linen into a signature Doreen work of art.

    • treadlemusic says:

      Thank you, my Friend! Our TX winter has been quite different this year. The lack of snow has been wonderful but the illness “issues” have taken their toll…….sigh. I do remain healthy, though….PTL!!!

  5. Thread crazy says:

    Looking great, love the stippling.

  6. Dana says:

    Gorgeous and Amazing! As always. Question? What thread do you like for the micro stippling?

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