|“Onion” by Christina Fairley Erickson – Machine freehand embroidered, freemotion quilted and decorative stitching|
|Layers of batting for trapunto effect|
I had a bit tougher time with getting the trapunto done well, so that the depth perception of the onions in back would be complemented. So I did several layers of batting which I stitched together to help create this effect.
For the freemotion quilting background, I used “Stone Portals” from Leah Day’s FreeMotion Quilting Project.
I’m not sure that I got quite enough contrast in this piece, particularly for the background. However, I think once all the pieces are put together, it should hold its own. You can see the contrast issue, when I compare it with the other two pieces completed so far:
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