Friday, March 09, 2007

TAST: Barred Chain Stitches on Embellished Background

For the background, I embellished scraps of linen, muslin, rayon/cotton blend, quilt batting, ribbons in silk and organza (and just a smidgen of Santa beard wool) on top of a piece of water soluble stabilizer. Then I added some free-motion stitching on top. This little exercise was inspired by Margo Duke’s instructions (although she uses beautiful pastel fabrics!) in the January/February issue of Quilting Arts magazine. For this week’s TAST, I added a few barred chain stitches. This will most likely be used as a foundation for further stitching…

6 comments:

Elizabeth said...

Conni, I love what you did with all the layers. Adding the lines in the barred chain stitch tie up everything perfectly. I hope you post about what happens to this in the future.

kay susan said...

This has a lovely tree bark feel to it. Those lines add just the right touch. I'm off upstairs to try out that background!

Micki said...

I love this piece, Conni. Great texture. I haven't even began my TAST piece.

Gunnels blog said...

This backgroud is so fantastic! I really like this!
and the stitch is great. I haven´t done this weeks tast.........yet.
Yesterday I got mine embellisher, and it so fun to learn how I can use it.

Conni said...

Thanks Elizabeth, Kay, Micki and Gunnels!

Gunnels, you are going to love your embellisher!

Nancilyn said...

Conni, this can stand nicely as a composition on its own. Anything you add will be icing on the cake.