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.
I used several values of brown thread and stitched the seed heads with free motion stitching.
Here’s a little closer view.
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!
20 thoughts on “Another 4th Quarter Challenge Piece”
Simply beautiful. Sophisticated, smart, graphic, modern & yet still soft & warm. How I adore that shape of seedhead
Thanks Jill! I love those seed heads too. 🙂
Oh wow! That’s ace, Ruth! Is all the stitching machine stitching? The background is fab 🙂
Thanks Zed, yes, all the stitching is by machine.
That is beautiful !! Love that! Next year I’ll try free motion stitching….
Thanks, give it a try, it’s fun! 🙂
Great result Ruth. Layering of techniques gives such depth to the work. 🙂
I agree – there is depth to the piece and the machine stitched heads are lovely!
Such wonderful detail Ruth! It’s a beautiful piece.
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.
Thanks Ann! 2017 will be here momentarily so you better get felting! 😉
Fantastic Ruth .,, I was wondering what on Earth one could do with these thready samples … Now I know!
Thanks, they do make wonderful backgrounds for further embellishment.
Most effective – I love it!
I love this! It is beautiful and elegant in all its simplicity 🙂