Chapter 2 in my saga of.....PLAYING!
After playing with the different layouts of my HST aqua blocks, it was time to sew them together and do something with them. (In case you missed Chapter 1 you can read it here. )
I used double thread with a size 16 needle by winding a bobbin of the same color. I did this for both the Aqua and the White thread.
I added a "backing" fabric of the white Kona Cotton fabric to give my blocks some body before I started the quilting.
I stitched a simple (double white thread in needle, elongated stitch) 'stitch in the ditch' on this one.
Here's the one showing the stitching of the quilt design I traced on vellum. I put a little piece of batting behind the design area and a back lining of white Kona cotton. I used my open toe applique' foot, and the "triple" stitch on my sewing machine. Why not? I was PLAYING!
The completed design.
I also stitched one fourth of the design in the other 4 white spaces, using double white thread in the needle. (difficult to see it..sorry.)
Now what to do with them........???
When I first found this remnant piece of fabric I had no idea what the end result was going to be..........it was just fun PLAYING! Try it for yourself, and "Free" yourself from a pattern and "Rules"......
The pillow inserts I had on hand were not quite big enough; I had 14" ones and had to go buy 16" ones.
What kind of "PLAYING" have you done lately?
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