"It Takes A Village" is the 3rd piece that I created to showcase Wonderfil threads.
I use a heavyweight stabilizer such as Pelltex II to achieve unusual edges like the roof top shape. It makes the whole piece very stiff.
The pink leaves of this tree are 3-D. I only stitch them down the middle, leaving the sides of the leaves free to curl up and be leaf-like.
I used rayon thread (Splendor) to machine blanket stitch all of the little houses.
The buttons are tied on using an 8 wt rayon thread (Razzle). I use a drop of Fray Chek to keep the knots of this slippery thread from coming loose.
Here's a close-up. I love using Dazzle. It's a heavyweight rayon thread with a strand of metallic thread that gives it a touch of sparkle.
Wonderfil will be displaying all three of my pieces in their booth at a bunch of sewing and quilting shows both in the US and Canada. If you want to see the other 2 pieces, click: "I Love Paris" or "My Wish".