My February Stitch Along week 3
Week three of the stitch along is all about stitching, not that we didn't do any last week, but this week is free-motion which is my favorite. I started out by looking at my thread selected chosen in week one and decided the threads weren't quite the right color so I chose another couple. A dark olive green and a pale pink, which was just a tad darker than the fabric.
I started stitching with the olive thread, in between the two yarns, giving it a bit of a three-d look. Then I changed to a dark brown and stitched along side the thicker yarn.
Next was the pink thread and I used this to quilt down the area through the middle where the first swirl was. I quilted backwards and forwards keeping the angle the same all the way across.
When I got to the swirl I made the decision to continue stitching right over it.
I stitched in two more areas below this in the same way but changing the angle slightly.
Because the swirls was pushed down a little with the stitching, I thought it would look better outlined in dark brown. Yes! That made it stand out well.
With the dark thread still on, I added a stitched swirl near the top section.
That gives it a little more balance. Here is how it looks overall.
And one more swirl down the center.
I finished off by adding some wavy lines the remaining section. Check out the gallery to see.