I used tiny scraps no bigger than 2â€ wide by 2.5â€ tall fused to the batting to create this background. Itâ€™s the same technique used in my STITCHED 2015 class. The scraps create a grassy, floral area below a northern lights and star studded sky.
With such small scraps, once the backing fabric was added, I densely quilted this with horizontal and vertical lines to ensure each tiny bit of fabric would stay in place.
Once the background is quilted, a girl in a shift dress was fused on the background. I kept the dress simple since the background is busy, embellishing it with a decorative stitch from my sewing machine.. I like how the background stitching comes through on the girlâ€™s dress.
She loves color (8â€ x 10â€)
Since our move is delayed, I have unpacked half of my studio – keeping fabric, paper, photos on fabric and hand-stitching supplies handy so I can play with some of the STITCHED 2015 classes. My brain is swimming with fabric cuffs, fabric beads and fragment collages – I enjoy watching the videos as much I like trying the projects. I canâ€™t decide which to try next. What STITCHED 2015 projects have you been trying?