Playing with Thread to embellish applique by machine. The Abundance Quilt was the result of all the fun I had playing with thread to embellish the applique design by machine.
The design is based on the Baltimore Style quilts of old, with lovely abundant vases of fruits and flowers.
The fabrics I used were mostly hand dyed fabrics I have collected, with the exception of one Kaffe Fasset Stripe I used for the vase.
The threads were a mix of 50 weight Aurifil thread in matching colours for the fine subtle embellishment and a metallic thread for the vase.
Once the quilt was basted and quilted this is the effect that was created. The Butterflies were quilted with a darker 40 weight Aurifil Thread to add a little extra.
The Whimsical Baskets Quilt also has the added thread embellishment added to the flowers. The background fabric used is a linen fabric, giving just a little more texture.
Adding detail to the Birds Wing
Adding the Whimsy curlicues to the Whimsical Baskets Quilt
Adding these embellishments gives your applique another dimension and subtle texture. All of the applique and embellishments have been done by machine.
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