Monday, May 11, 2015

Arrow Stitching : :

Spring Project

For the past few weeks I've been working on my plan for a new Sketch Stitch quilt. I shared the fabrics I'll be using a few weeks back, my Wild & Free collection with Wanderer and Indie, two of my very favorites! Since I haven't done much of this "freehand machine embroidery" since the Fall and because I can't seem to decide on all the details, I thought it would be best to practice a little before diving in.

I started with this gorgeous Spring inspired fabric pull...

Spring Inspired Fabric Pull

Building simple patchwork blocks in aqua, peaches & cream, and my Folk Plaid blue, a current favorite color palette!

Simple Patchwork

Simple Patchwork

Next I gathered up a few spools of Aurifil in coordinating colors and I started stitching up my first arrow. I love arrows, they're so much fun to draw and stitch, and are such a perfect motif to add in layers of stitched patterns!

Aurifil Sketch Stitch

With these beautiful threads, using a few of the built-in stitches on my Janome, in no time at all I finished my arrow and finally decided on a border plan for that Sketch Stitch quilt!

Aurifil Stitched Arrow

Here you can see close up of a few of my most favorite stitches to use -- A wide straight satin stitch for pops of color, a vertical triangle satin stitch for a wonderful graphic detail, and an Heirloom triangle stitch to emulate my arrowhead design.

Arrow Details

Stitched Arrow

I love how just a few simple stitches can create such a beautiful picture and remind me of how much I enjoy this kind of stitch work! Thanks for stopping to see my ➳ arrow stitching ➳ today, I'll have more to share soon! ♡ Maureen

23 comments:

  1. I am encouraged to give this type of stitching a try! Beautiful work 😀

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  2. Completely amazing! So beautiful!!

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  3. I love your thread painting. My favorite is still your self portrait.

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  4. Very interesting! The stitch work is inspirational.

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  5. So beautiful, both the arrow and the fabrics! !!♡♡♡♡

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  6. Wow those arrows are amazing! You should design embroidery machine patterns!

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