Wednesday, December 22, 2021

"Embellished Cabin"--A Finish

Thread selection
I finished free motion quilting the log cabin block with a variety of threads. I was inspired to finish this block after reading "Little Fires Everywhere" by Celeste Ng. I began this project last January in a Saturday Workshop through one of the guilds that I am a member.

I also used a variety of filler stitches. 

More filler stitches 
For the binding, I pulled the backing to the front. I wanted to carry the embroidery into the binding. I ended up making a straight stitch about every inch. Then I pulled the stitch tight to create a bit of texture.

Detail of binding
For the label, I filled in a pre-printed one. 

The sleeve was a leftover from a previous project. I love it when that happens! I used the same thread in the bobbin for all the quilting. It's the rust colored thread in the first photo. I love my Bernina for the tension. There isn't one stitch on the back that would let you know what color of thread is on the front.

View of finished back

In the end, I used about a quarter of a yard of fabric. This brings the total yards of stash used to 21 1/4 yards. The project measurers about 12 inches by 12 inches. This was goal number 14 on my December goal list. It was goal number seven on my fourth quarter list.

Finished front


Janice Smith said...

This is lovely.

Merry Christmas to you and yours and best wishes for a Happy, Healthy, Creative New Year!

Diane-crewe said...

Very best wishes for the holidays x

Jocelyn is Canadian Needle Nana said...

Beautiful embellishments for a lovely finish! Happy Holidays.

Chantal said...

This is so cute! A lot of work on it but all so beautiful. Congrats!