My Stitch Along July week 4
Time to finish up this challenge. I decided to add some more quilting to my piece as I wanted the triangles to pop a little so I added some small stippling in the background starting in the center. I used a pale blue variegated thread.
Here you can see where I started in the center but here it is again, at a slightly different angle. I just like this shot so wanted to share it too.
The small stippling took longer than I intended so I took some progress shots. I'm about halfway through here, taking a break to rest my shoulders a little.
At one point, my bobbin ran out so I had to fill it. I pulled the top thread through the needle so I didn't have a sudden stop in the color. Once the right color was at the needle again, I was able to continue on. Now when I clip the thread, you won't see the break.
Here is my block with the quilting all finished and ready to bind. I love how the variegated thread has changed the fabric. It looks like there are little squiggles over it.
And here is a closeup of the stitching where you can see those squiggles more clearly.
I folded the backing fabric (which was the theme fabric) around to the front to form the binding, but I'm not sure I like it. What do you think?
How about the blue?
or the gold?
Which do you like best? Let's take a vote. Leave a comment below telling me which your favorite is, then I can get this piece finished and in the gallery.