Fancy Stitching

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Because my home is small, I need to start quilting smaller things – there is no space left for big quilts unless I am making them for someone else.  So I’ve decided to go into more embellishment on smaller pieces.

 

Hosta photo enhanced
Hosta photo enhanced

Free-motion stitching is a method of enhancing quilts with thread,  adding texture and other visual interest to art works.  So I took a photo from my own collection of the hosta growing out in the front yard last fall.  The green color is draining out leaving a beautiful buttery yellow.  Every time I see hosta I admire the veins as being a great pattern for stitching! The photo was printed on a large sheet of printable fabric, and then I added some free-motion stitching, going over the veining of the leaves.

The piece is not yet finished, but I am so happy with these results that I will think of some good way to make it into a piece for show.

Here is the original photo.

Hosta
Hosta

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