The Little Cityscape Art Quilt 4: Stitchin’ Away

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Now and then I’m breaking away from the actual quilt piece to practice putting fabrics together and stitch applique edges. I like a more active sky background with a sparkling print effect rather than a plainer, more subtle texture for the sky.  The stitches I practiced using with different threads are the blanket stitch, zig zag and another decorative stitch.

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Since my fabric pieces are so small, I’ve decided to use invisible thread and a simple zig zag stitch. I want the fabrics to take center stage, not their edges. (If I don’t want the needle holes I could switch needles, but I don’t mind them in this case.) Note the “wonky” window that helps to say, “this is a playful piece!”

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In my city scenes I find myself imagining which building houses my studio/home. Spotted it! I’m up late sewing tonight and the light is on!

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3 Responses to The Little Cityscape Art Quilt 4: Stitchin’ Away

  1. Patty says:

    Love this! Is it a McCall’s Quilting pattern? Your wonky window is so cuuuute!

  2. Shari says:

    Love this little cityscape! It’s a real happenin’ little town…

  3. ktaylor says:

    Thanks y’all, and there are no plans to pattern it for the moment, but you never know. :)

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