My September challenge Week 3
Did you find the rules for this week's stitch along? You can find them here: Week 3 rules
This week I needed to select a decorative stitch. There are so many to choose from but I finally settled on one and did a little practice before working on my project. I found the default was quite large so reduced the width before I completed my practice.
I used a rustic brown thread and stitch along the bush shapes so most of the stitching was above the brown fabric.
I'm not sure I really like it too much so for the second bush I moved the stitch down so it was more centered over the raw edge.
That was a little better but I still was not completely happy with the stitching. Ahhh I know, let's add a little color to it. I used a pigma pen that was a similar color. Unfortunately it was only a fine tip pen, but it did the job.
I decided to move away from the decorative thread - definitely not my favorite and move back to free-motion which is my favorite. Old habits are hard to let go but at least I gave it a try. I used a free-motion zigzag in a dark brown to break up the brown bushes.
That was much more fun.
I went on to use the free-motion zigzag along the top edges of the green bushes and again in the middle to break it up.
For the lower grassy section I changed to straight stitching free-motion and rocked the fabric back and forth as I stitched along the top edge. This photo I took to show all the various stitching to compare.
I finished off the other raw edges by straight stitching twice - along the hill, mountain and snowline.
This is how my piece finished for this week.
Be sure to check out the gallery too: September Challenge Gallery