For my first week of the 5 x 7 Artist Challenge, I completed a little freehand machine-embroidered piece that I've been thinking about for some time.
|Freehand machine embroidered and quilted by|
Christina Fairley Erickson
My choice of fabric is all cotton, with an interesting weave (again tough to see in the photo)- nubby- sort of like raw silk. This proved to be a factor in choosing the background quilting, as when I made some practice samples using different freemotion quilting designs, it seemed to look best with a more geometric style, rather than one that has lots of swirls or undulating pattern. I think the grid works well to not compete with the main focus of the zebra.
|Close-up of stitching.|
Tomorrow I'll finish up my story of the quilt show theme: "Fiber Artists Look at Innovation and Civic Action."
Hopefully we'll have a few other photos to post on our 5 x 7 Artist Challenge as well. Remember, you can join at any time. Post your photos to: http://www.flickr.com/groups/5x7_artist_challenge/
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Other Blogs You might want to check out:
Freemotion by the River - Lovely Traditional Quilts and Projects
QuiltStory - Quilts and Patterns
From My Front Porch to Yours - Beautiful Home Decor Projects