Another 4th Quarter Challenge Piece

I showed you a while ago where I had made some felt for the 4th Quarter challenge with cut offs from machine threads that I had saved. You can see it here. I decided to use the larger piece for a sample for my upcoming Free Motion Stitching on Felt online class.


This is the photo that I used for inspiration for the piece.

Finished Free Motion Stitched Seed Heads

I used several values of brown thread and stitched the seed heads with free motion stitching.

Seed Heads Close Up

Here’s a little closer view.

Framed Free Motion Stitched Seed Heads

This is what the piece looks like framed. It was a fun piece to stitch and I do like how the stitching contrasts nicely with the multi color background. There’s still time if you haven’t done anything for the 4th quarter challenge. We’d love to see what you create!

About ruthlane

When I discovered felting in 2007, I finally found the creative outlet for which I had been searching. I love that the versatility of fiber allows me to β€œplay” with a wide variety of materials including wool, silk, fabrics, yarns and threads. Creating one of a kind fiber art pieces to share with the world fulfills my creative passion.
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20 Responses to Another 4th Quarter Challenge Piece

  1. Jill says:

    Simply beautiful. Sophisticated, smart, graphic, modern & yet still soft & warm. How I adore that shape of seedhead

  2. zedster66 says:

    Oh wow! That’s ace, Ruth! Is all the stitching machine stitching? The background is fab πŸ™‚

  3. That is beautiful !! Love that! Next year I’ll try free motion stitching….

  4. koffipot says:

    Great result Ruth. Layering of techniques gives such depth to the work. πŸ™‚

  5. Lyn says:

    I agree – there is depth to the piece and the machine stitched heads are lovely!

  6. Marilyn aka Pandagirl says:

    Such wonderful detail Ruth! It’s a beautiful piece.

  7. It is a lovely picture Ruth. My 4th quarter challenge is still in the laid out but not felted stage. I will have to get on with it soon.

  8. Fantastic Ruth .,, I was wondering what on Earth one could do with these thready samples … Now I know!

  9. Deborah Walker says:

    Most effective – I love it!

  10. PinhouseP says:

    I love this! It is beautiful and elegant in all its simplicity πŸ™‚

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