The plan had been to reproduce the look of all those lovely art journal pages that use white, instead of the usual black, to add line and pattern.
It hasn't quite come off, but I think that is because the thread I have used is not thick enough to give the definition that I was after. I sort of knew this would be the case, but I am trying to use up stuff that I have had hanging around as opposed to buying MORE than I already have. This particular white is a poly on a cone that I purchased while living in Brunei over 15 years ago. Thread was so cheap to buy then and I have quite a few cones still, bought to use in my over-locker when making clothes for my daughter.
...and then a bit more.
This is not quilting but machine embroidery and I know that you might think that I have ruined a perfectly good string block, but there are lots of lovely string blocks out there, but only one like mine :D
Stay tuned for the edge finishing.
**This is part of my own personal challenge to create and learn a bit more about traditional quilt blocks while adding my own twist, as described here. I am following the free Block of the Month classes on Craftsy as my guide.