Hey Everyone, welcome back to Stitch Along Sunday. Already the third Sunday of the month – where do they go so quickly?
If you missed last weeks post you can find it here at Stitch Along Sunday – September Week 2.
You can see Ruth’s piece for this week on her blog Ruth – September Week 3.
A little bit of stitching was to be added this week – a decorative one or a zigzag. Something different than what I would normally use. I have to say though that I didn’t venture far with the stitching on this one. I did use a different stitch though to secure down all of the raw edges where I put in the fracture strips. Seeing how I had fused them in place with Stitch Witchery and didn’t piece them there were many raw edges showing which would eventually fray if not stitched down.
First of all I sandwiched the three layers and pinned them together with curved safety pins. I decided that this stitching would also act as the quilting.
The stitch I chose to use is kind of like zigzag but a bit different. I chose this one because I could make it narrow so as to just cover the edge of the fabric and not obscure the fracture lines seeing how I made them quite narrow.
Here is a close up of the stitching. I used a green variegated thread for the shrubbery section and a mauve variegated thread for the mountain and sky section. Both threads were King Tut by Superior Threads.
Once all the stitching was done I had a whole bunch of thread ends to pull through and bury with one of my favourite tools, the self-threading needle. Just part of quilting for me as this is how I always tie off my threads – it works for me and I am happy with the results.
The next task was to add some more stitching to the piece. The sky fabric has wavy lines of circles across it and so I mimicked those lines with some free motion quilting. Going between every other one helped to enhance the light coloured sky.
I chose to do free motion zigzag along all of the edges of fabric to differentiate the sections of the quilt. I made them fairly jagged and uneven rather than uniform and even. This helps to give the idea of a jagged mountain and leafy trees.
All ready for next time and I am definitely looking forward to it – I wonder what Ruth will have us add or do.