Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Peculiar Posies Part 3 and a Tip!

Today it's time to show you what happened when I started stitching around my Peculiar Posies.  It's fun to see what happened with the velvet when I stitched around it with thread.  It's fun to see the contrast between the velvet and the straight lines.  The velvet was very stiff, but when I fluffed it up it got better.

This was a lot of fun to stitch too.  The bottom pink piece was hard to pick a color  of thread to use.

I decided this flower needed more color so I added some more color by stitching straight lines up the dark blue piece.  These are embroidery, not quilting lines as I haven't started quilting yet.

Sometimes stitching on leather can catch the presser foot and you don't move as smoothly as you want.  I've been working on how to combat this.  Sometimes I use a teflon presser foot, and sometimes I don't.  It's something I'm working on.  I'd love any advice you might have!

This was really fun to do.  I stuck the piece through the other one.  This is something I definitely want to do more of.  It's really fun.

I like leaving holes in piece too.  It's surprising and adds interest.

Here's a tip:  when your fabric is really large, roll it up and pin it before you do your stitching.  It makes it easier to manipulate under the machine.

I use a stabilizer on the back to help keep my stitches even and provide stabilization for silks and chambray.  I then rip off the extra area and only leave it under the applique pieces.  It adds a little puff to the finished quilt.

I hope you get to quilt today!


  1. This is a very fun piece. You're a tease - turn it over! :)

  2. This is really fun, Suzy. I agree with Dione, you're a tease! What is your backing fabric?

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