My March Stitch Along Week 4
It's time for my favorite part of creating.... the stitching. I have to admit that I had intended to do quite a bit of stitching on this project but I was having some problems with tension on the sewing machine so I didn't get as much done as I wanted, but here's what I did....
Before getting underway with the stitching, if you remember, I was not terribly fussed on the black and white fabric I used for the background. But I had an idea. Why not turn some of those black circles into notes!
That worked rather well, don't you think?
Now on with the stitching....
I started by stitching around the applique notes using a red thread to match.
Next I stitched down the border edges and also double stitched the black lines in the background.
Wow what a difference between the black pen line and stitched line - the two lines on the right are stitched and two on the left drawn.
I changed to a blue thread to quilt along the keyboard outlines as well as the keys. I also added the stitching in which I had drawn in the original pattern, however not all of it.
I thought about adding more stitching in the background as I want to pack that down, however I was just having too much bother with the machine so didn't even start and I'm also thinking of cutting down the border frame quite a bit as I feel it is a little overpowering as it is. We'll see where this leads to and I'll update you in a future post.
In the meantime, you might add your suggestions below on how you would quilt down the background area.