>This is my favorite piece that I did when “On the Surface” book came out. There was a quilt in the book with a lot of white background and I really liked it. I had some left over squares from another project and decided to use them to try to achieve the look of the one in the book. This one is 22″ x 26″. I did many layers of stitching, probably about 8 hours of stitching, then washed it and then added the roses on the corners.
Then I stitched over the roses but with only one color thread instead of the variety of colors everywhere else.
I washed it again after the roses were added. With all of this stitching it doesn’t lay really flat.
Some steam pressing helps, but this amount of stitching will definitely distort a little.
All of this stitching is done with the feed dogs up and a regular presser foot, forward and back stitch, over and over and over………
This last one is a little table mat that I used to try the procedure.