I knew I wanted to use my walking foot, so first I tuned in to my Craftsy class on the use of said foot, featuring Jacquie Gering. It was helpful, but I was undecided...so...
Next I auditioned 3 possible threads using 2 different stitches...
Then I added a 4th thread and another stitch idea:
|Sample, sample, sample...|
The spools are both variegated "King Tut" cotton thread from Superior Threads, while the 'spindle' is a variegated cotton from Oliver Twist threads that I got years ago...when I bought OT embellishment packs etc. Can't even remember where!
Stitch ideas: straight with walking foot; slightly wavery with walking foot; narrow (very narrow) satin stitch with walking foot...
Look closely to see where they stitching lines take you.
Now it's ready for facing. Once it's faced, I'll send final photos to EB for her critique (deadline; March 31).
|Prairie Spring I - (WIP) 2015 - 23.5" square|
The neat thing is, you can hang it any way you want. I'll make sure of that when I attach the sleeve. :-)
|Prairie Spring I - rotated 90 degrees (WIP)|
|Prairie Spring I - rotated another 90 degrees (WIP)|
Problem? Despite it's small size and deliberate design elements, someone here in Bed Quilt Central is sure to want it for a crib quilt.
Linking up to WIP Wednesday over at The Needle and Thread Network...Enjoy!