Thursday, July 28, 2011

What a Differnce a Stitch Makes!

Flying Home (sans thread)
Here you see my little bird in flight without her stitching. (Please excuse her nakedness.) Measuring only 12" x 12", the quilt needs a little more impact to draw you, the view, closer. What to do?
Flying Home with her stitching on.
Add some stitching! Embellish those little wings. Texture those rolling hills. Outline that blazing sun. Add some stitching.
Hand embroidery stitches bring the quilt to life. They add all those details you can't make with fabric. Stitching takes your quilt (or bird) from flat to fabulous.
Have you stitched something today?

11 comments:

Trillian said...

Wonderful changes as if you brought your bird to life.

JessicaSews said...

The stitching added character!
What a Sweet Tweet!

Nancy said...

She looks dazzling! What size floss did you choose for that size piece?

Leslie McNeil of MarveLes Art Studios said...

SWEEEET!

Sewconsult said...

Such details of delight!
Beckie

Diane J. Evans said...

She is wonderful, Laura -- she looks happier, now that she's not naked anymore.

I was thrilled to turn on the TV late last night and see your smiling face on Georgia Bonesteel's Lap Quilting Show from (are you ready??) 2003! It was a great interview -- I thoroughly enjoyed it. And I never knew that you had worked in costuming all those years. What a multi-talented lady you are!

Diane

WoolenSails said...

What a difference the stitching makes, love the different types you used to make the feathers and bird.

Debbie

Bev said...

The stitching really adds the WOW factor!

Sew Loquacious Angela said...

You are so right! The handwork really brings out the character in the whole piece! I love the bluebird!

Angela

Connie said...

The hand embroidery really does add to much! Now if only I did hand embroidery.......

Dianne said...

Your little bird is darling and so much better when "dressed" LOL!