Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Just stitching out all of the preprogrammed patterns that are in Nina's innards can be a bit boring but I've had a few what if's...
Stitch #114 looks kinda hody hum on the selection screen but wow! I like it! Then I was still thinking about it a pattern later and stitched the pattern twice. Awk, it'll ruin my nice photo opportunity for WIP Wednesday. duh! So I hit mirror image and squeezed in the pattern and this will remind me when I'm hunting for bright ideas to try the mirror image in combos!
I stabilized my fabric and marked it so I'd know where to cut my sections.
Using a white side, a black side and stitching in a medium colour does make a difference. Some stitch patterns just look better on one side than the other. go figure!
I trimmed the squares and then placed two with wrong sides together and edges stitched. I am using one patters on each pair and making a note of the number. I also am finding that sewing off the edges and doing the sides and then top and bottom edge is working better than turning corners.
Boring with brief moments of inspiration but definitely this is a good idea. I'll be keeping them in a handy box and referencing them often.
This exercise also reminded me that while I do like free motion I also like the lovely patterning that our sewing machines are perfectly suited to do. Nina just purrs away. What if...
A few years ago I challenged myself to work in a limited palette. I need to challenge myself to find ways to incorporate Nina's penchant for perfect patterns and my passion for free form.