October 5, 2014

Tiny, tiny freemotion embroidering

I am still trying to figure out what to do next on this table top. I wish I had chosen cream or beige instead of white, but that is history now.

Fall is here and the fabrics where already on my cutting table from another project... I did not want to work with applique, so I decided to embroider the leafy motif.

For each of the white blocks, I marked the swirl and the three leaves, and placed batting on the back. Then, using Aurifil 28wt and Aurifil 50wt for the swirl, I began to free motion embroider.

I wasn't in any hurry. With slow music setting the mood, my hands moved in an almost unnoticeable fashion. There was no one in the house, nothing to distract me.

I embroidered very very tiny leaves inside each leaf using variegated thread (Sulky). I liked the pattern it made.

After I had done all four blocks, I trimmed the batting on the back. Once the top is finished, I am hoping this added batting will give more depth to the swirls and leaves.

But... what next? I often create designs from blocks such as these, but the white is stumping me. Ideas, anyone?  I will keep this project on the design wall and hope the creative fairies will work at it while I am asleep!

For now, have a productive Monday!

1 comment:

  1. This is gorgeous. How about echo quilting from the center out. Something will jump out at you. Thanks for sharing.


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