I picked up a Christmas/winter themed panel quite a while back with thoughts of……….hmmmm……well, really, no thoughts at all! I just liked it! When gathering things together to head out to Texas, this little (24”x 33”) piece hopped right into the bag. In between projects, I like to have these types of items at the ready to snatch moments of “fmq play” and/or try out a new motif or two.
I began with outlining a section of the design, then, proceeded to make it “pop” by pushing the background down with some thread-play……..(before and after photos)
This “negative space” stitching (as with all quilt stitching) really brings life to the piece and never ceases to amaze me!
I’m using a single layer of Hobbs cotton/poly and my fave thread: Superior Variegated Gold metallic, #025 (adding texture and glisten). What are you stitching these days?? Many of you are experiencing many snowy days…….maybe some fmq fun will help to refocus???