She decided to experiment with some fabric paint and a couple of stencils and thought it sounded like a good idea but once she started stitching found the branches looked too thick and wanted to cover up the permanent stenciling! Since the leaves were along a seams they were going to be easier to conceal but the branches went across most of the block and 4 patches...
Well I must confess that I think her idea was inspirational (branches not leaves.) and her problem was not how to hide the branches but how to save the branches.
By over-stitching along the branches with several shades of brown they look entirely different.. If you try to cover the branches with a satin stitch they would still look too thick... but by loosely following their path the stitching defines the branches and the stenciling almost becomes shadow like.
Now can you see the difference? The floral motif adds direction and does not compete with the fabulous seam treatment hiding the leaves.
Lorraine has just opened an Etsy shop which is filled with luscious hand-dyed threads... Check it out..
Fun to be back at BlockTalk and as always these are just my opinions and my