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Autumn Explosion

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Autumn Explosion

Created in this Craftsy Course

Stupendous Stitching: Adventures in Surface Design taught by Carol Ann Waugh

Set your sewing machine and imagination free in this fun exploration of embroidery designs, decorative sewing machine stitches, couching and binding.

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Category Quilting
Type Home Decor
Style Casual, Funky
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What materials did you use? Cotton batiks, thread, yarn, ribbon, leather cord, embroidery floss, beads

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What are you most proud of? I really loved using lots of different techniques and materials. This is the first time I couched leather cord and I enjoyed trying out different stitches on my machine. In addition to decorative and hand stitching, I also added some areas of free motion stitching and beadwork. Lots of fun!

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Let yourself experiment. Try something new, ESPECIALLY if you have no idea how it will turn out! The results could be fantastic. On the more technical side, I did the free motion stitching with only the top and interfacing, pre-quilt-sandwich. In future projects, I might opt to do some free motion stitching AFTER quilting the sandwich together. I think it would add to the texture and appeal of the piece.

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I really like this. Did you work this as three separate pieces or did you just start with one and then cut it up?

09/01/2012 Flag

It was all one piece that I cut up after decorative and hand stitching.

09/02/2012 Flag

Love it. Thanks for sharing your creativity! The idea of adding sashing is unique!

09/01/2012 Flag

Beautiful, I love the colours!

09/02/2012 Flag

Really beautiful and interesting. The squares on the green background really stand out.

09/02/2012 Flag

Beautifully bright colours! I especially like how the pattern continues from one of the pieces on the right to the next. The sashing is an interesting idea.

09/03/2012 Flag