Stupendous Stitching: Adventures in Surface Design »
InstructionsI started with 8" squares backed with fusible interfacing. Drew my pattern on with a compass and pencil and began stitching!
Type of item: Home Decor
White cotton fabric, Valdani #12 embroidery thread, Aurifil #12 cotton thread, Essential cotton thread for the quilting and piecing, fusible interfacing, fusible fleece, poly stuffing.
What was your inspiration?
Adapting Stupendous Stitching to the Modern Quilt movement.
What are you most proud of?
That I broke the rules already by using red thread (a no no!)
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
In hindsight, for a small project like this, I should have just started with one large background. Trying to match the stitching lines in a seam is close to impossible. If this was a quilt, I could have easily gotten around this issue by sashing but I like the interaction of the pattern so I chose to let the lines be where they lay (oh my, what WOULD the quilt police say???) Do I care?