Saturday, 12 May 2012

Background stitching/quilting

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Lots of close up shots in this post.
When I began to stitch the background I didn't like what I had done and was just about to start ripping out stitches when I remembered that I am playing and so I just kept on going  with a variety of different patterns.

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My repertoire of FMQ designs is not huge. I do a lot of straight(ish) lines in my work.

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I do a LOT of pebbling.

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And a bit of spiralling.

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I also have a go at flowers now and again.

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To finish off I randomly stitched lines around the edge.

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But that was after I once more stitched around the teasel to give it added definition as you can see from the back view.

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The backing fabric was put on with 505 spray to hold it in place after the background was stitched.
Now back to that bag of scraps.

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9 comments:

  1. I love that whole combination of fmq stitches. Another wee work of art.

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  2. Its wonderful Deborah. Love that painted teazel, it brings the design so successfully into 3D.
    Its dleightful with the mix and match of machine quilting too.
    Its almost like a sampler!

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    1. Love it!! Isn't it amazing what you can do with a few scraps!!

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  3. I really like the new stitching you did. I had one that I did straight lines on and then didn't like it. I use a lot of wool and my pieces get thick, so easier to stitch first, if I am going to use the machine.

    Debbie

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  4. Love it
    It looks like you had fun quilting this panel ;o)

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  5. What fun! Love the play. :)

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  6. I am glad that you did not do any ripping in the end, it looks great!

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  7. I just noticed the random stitching finishing around the edges; how cool! I may have to try something like that myself one day.

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