This is the second sample that I made for Wonderfil threads.
I really loved making this one because it included silk, lots of hand stitching and circles.
I call it "My Wish" - peace, love and happiness. What could be better?
I first quilted the dupioni silk background, that was layered with a low loft batting, with 12 wt cotton thread (Spagetti). I love the way you can really see the quilting. The circles were hand stitched with a whip stitch using Razzle, Dazzle and Spagetti. These threads added a little bit of bling.
The heart was fused and machine blanket stitched with a variegated rayon thread. I created the banner with rubber stamps and attached them with a sequin and a bead in each corner.
For the background, I used the chicken scratch stitch, which is so much fun, and Sizzle. I added seed beads to add a bit more sparkle.
I had a really hard time putting this piece in the mail.