I saw some beautiful pieces of embroidery that were simple shapes, wonderfully embellished, and thought that I could do the same with machine quilting.
This piece is 13" x 14".
It started with a simple invisible machine appliqué apple. The apple is 8" across.
The quilting on the apple was inspired by an old pressed back chair -
When I was given a pair of these chairs none of the detail was
visible, it was solid paint. I was pleasantly surprised when I stripped them.
For the background I wanted to practice Cindy Needham's "Pearls and Swirls".
The quilting is with 100Wt Invisafil thread, with a #80 Titanium needle. The batting is one layer of cotton with half a layer of wool on top.
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