Alternative Backgrounds Tutorial
My previous post showed how to put together a Poppy Field. Here I want to share with you some ideas for creating a similar background but in a variety of different ways.
At first glance this background might look the same as the one in my first post on this topic but this was made without a pattern and just put together by eye. Not difficult to do, but my tip would be to go for a straight horizontal line to start to denote the horizon. After that anything goes!
I have quilted this piece in straight lines in matching threads, back and forth before adding any flowers.
For this next method I tore thin strips and stitched them row by row along their centre onto the a background.
The rough edges give it texture.
This background continues with ripping and stripping, but once the fabrics are placed on the background they are covered in a sheer layer and then machined down into place.
Lots of pictures but you get the drift and below is the finished background.
And finally small straight strips, a few of each colour, will result in this.