Monday, January 4, 2010

Free Motion Embroidery

Don't you love the trees?   I did this with free motion embroidery.   The design was drawn on water solvy stabilizer and then I put that between 2 layers of tulle and went to work with embroidering free motion - following the pattern.   I used many shades of green, and in some cases a really brighter shade in the bobbin and then adjusted the tension so the bobbin thread would pull up and show on the top.   Hence - the sparklies!!!!   I made them for a specific small quilt but when I tried to add them, the quilt was very adamant and told me they didn't belong there.   So, now I hae a couple of appliques for another quilt.   (Yes, my quilts do talk to me)

1 comment:

  1. Very nice! I looked over everything so far and love seeing pics of your work!
    Bring those trees when we meet so we can see them up close.