And this Valentine wallhanging I made today. I did machine applique on the hearts and birds and used white thread on the whole thing hoping it would stand out a little more. I did some echo quilting around the two hearts and the bird but now I'm wondering .. how much echo quilting should I have done. Filled the whole background? What do you think?
Saturday, February 13, 2010
A Little Stitching
This is a small wallhanging/table topper that I made about 10 years ago but didn't quilt. I used it as a practice piece to learn some new software upgrades I got on my Janome sewing machine a couple of weeks ago. My Janome is also an embroidery machine and it now has a stippling pattern on it that I want to use on some of my quilts. The problem is that it was designed using metric measurements and my blocks are made using inches. Therefore there is not an exact fit...annoying for sure. Thread choice is going to be critical when using this pattern. You can't see here but some of the stippling went slightly into the sashing but because I used navy thread it doesn't jump out at you.