Central Plateau, North Island

Central Plateau, North Island
View from a friend's farm

Saturday, 28 April 2012

March on and finish the stitching

FMQ stipple
The March FMQ challenge was for fillers,or stippling or doodling or background patterns, and again  something I hadn’t done before. I sorted out the New Zealand  fabric, cut and fused, did a practise on some plain fabric, and then BINGO, this was done. I am so happy  with it, I used a King Tut variegated thread on the top, clear nylon in the bobbin, and tried to do swirls similar to fern fronds. A friend likes the way the appliques stand out, the Kiwi seems to have a body of its own.The background fabric is a batik with muted pale green colours that fade out in places.
This might be saved for a gift for someone from overseas. I can add some of the  same fabric, or use another colour and make this a feature.We have some friends from Germany coming in May, Ronny and Peggy, please shut your eyes if you are reading this page.

Quotation of the day, abridged, from Katherine Hepburn
If you don’t paddle your own canoe, you don’t move.

Cheers from Jean

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