I made progress on several blocks from the Day at Loon Lake Quilt :
Threadpainting the background landscapes from Loon Lake
Threadpainting the Jumping Fish from Loon Lake
On Friday, I decided to "warm up" by securing some of the fusible appliqued landscapes by using some of the fancy stitches on my machine. Good thing I brought all my thread boxes, too!
It's good to test your machine, settings, thread, stitches on a practice piece BEFORE trying to do it on the real thing. You can see some of the stitches did not like the thinner embroidery thread on the bobbin. I needed a heavier weight-thread for these fancy stitches -- once I made that change, they stitched beautifully!
THese are most of the colors I used to thread-paint the jumping fish.
I was glad I brought a long my thread boxes!
Here's the back-side of the fish, so you can see all the stitching I added AFTER the initial applique.
Here are the backsides of the landscape pieces. You can really see the outlines of the stitching without all the color on the front side.