Wednesday, 20 June 2012

the hitch...and the solution!

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I left you with a hitch...
The nature of the background means that the stitching on this needs to be quite intensive.
So now I have to stich in and out of those shapes!

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First some big pebbling

I normally stitch my backgrounds before adding other elements, but got carried away with the freezer paper idea that I just ploughed on ahead without thinking things through.

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Then some smaller ones (now you see it)

It is fiddly getting in and out of these motifs and inevitably some stray stitches will show up on the black.
 
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(Now you don't) With the help of some black felt pen!

Of course all this could have been avoided if I had done the background stitching FIRST!!!

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I will leave you with a view of the back/inside (sorry this is a non scrap bag piece.)

Stay tuned to see the finished article.

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7 comments:

  1. What problem - Ok you had to alter your technique but this is fantastic. I love it

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  2. Love the black pen solution. Looking fab, just more labour intensive than you originally intended.

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  3. These turned out just wonderful. I think you hit it on the nail :):)

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  4. LOVELY !!! and thanks for the idea with the freezer paper ...

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  5. AMAZing gal! What a smashing quilted result!

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  6. Love it! and what a great idea to use black felt pen!

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  7. Love how you did the stitching and used the pen for the inside, clever idea.

    Debbie

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