A wonderful site and great inspiration by Linda McLaughlin! Her Weekly Leaf project goes on for 3 years! I LOVE THEM ALL! The link will always be found under the page dedicated to STITCH MEDIATION/Slow Stitching. See above menu. CLICK on photo above to go to her first post. ENJOY!
I am loving this elephant pattern I drew up and this fabric I choose to make it with. I decided to do a stain stitch around the pieces to make the design stand out. I can't wait to get this done with all the others and show them to you all. It's taking a lot longer than I thought! Making up samples in several ways and writing up all the directions is not a quick and easy task. I do hope to bring joy and inspiration soon!
I decided to explore some more of the decorative stitches on my machine and I found one that was perfect! This is a maple leaf decorative stitch which was perfect for my new pattern Maple Leaf! (Coming soon!)
I used the fusible binding method, found in the links on my web called the Bindings/Finishing page, and then wanted to add a bit more design. I already stitched the leaf and the background with the gold, Coats & Clark, thread I mentioned in an earlier post so I wanted more. I did this maple leaf decorative stitch all the way around with this thread and no breaking or shredding. YAY!
As I was working on one of my new patterns, for the line I will present this summer, I decided to try some of the bindings and finishes that I have on my website page BINDING/FINISHING to show you how they look. On the piece below I used a strip of fabric that I added fusible web to and cut 3/4" wide. I semi-folded it to give it a slight crease (before removing paper back) and then added it to the edge and ironed. You can also measure in 1/4" with a ruler or draw a line 1/4" in with white pencil. I've tried both. This method shared by Laura Wasilowski and posted on my webpage called BINDING/FINISHING works and I really like it. I then decided to add a little texture and color so I tried Laura's suggestion of adding a decorative stitch. My machine doesn't have the exact blanket stitch she used but I liked this one just as well. You can find that link as well on my webpage BINDING/FINISHING here. Can't wait to try more tips! CLICK on any colored link or photo below to go directly to the page with all the tips!
Administrator of Art Quilts 101 and Art Quilts Marketplace on Facebook. Owner of Sue Freebern Designs on ETSY
Find out more about
Sue Freebern Designs
by clicking on the buttons
here or see the links at the bottom of each page.