Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Take a Stitch Tuesday, Machine Embroidery

Sharonb at http://www.pintangle.com/ posted the Chained Cross Stitch this week. I'd never done that one before. I did a couple of rows in the normal way, a row changing the width, and  then did a random one.
This was a piece of pleated fabric that was in my scrap pile. I used leaves as a mask, then transfer printed the background using paper painted with transfer paints. I machine embroidered the outline and veins to make the leaves stand out.This one is leaves stenciled with textile paint on batting then machine stitched.

The Art quilt group comes here today, so I guess I'd better finish getting ready.

5 comments:

Suztats said...

I love leaves, and I love green, so I'm doubly enjoying this post! Thank you.

Sue Bleiweiss said...

love love love those leaves!

crazyQstitcher said...

Fantastic leaves, I love them all.

MargaretR said...

I must pop over to Pintangle to see these Tuesday Machine embroidery ideas. I agree with Sue and I too love, love love those leaves of your.

Doreen G said...

I love everything in this post Sandy--well done