First, I stitched in the ditch (SID) around each block and added a swirly vine in the border. Then I SID around each star and filled them with swirls, too.
After stitching the first star, I traced what I'd stitched onto a page protector. I used the traced design as a visual guide for chalking the remaining stars. I could also glance over at it while I stitched to keep my bearings when the chalk was hard to see.
|Chalk is hard to see on the blue star, so my drawing came in handy!|
Once the stars were done, the hearts were next. I decided to alternate filling them with "straight" lines (hand guided, not ruled) and "bumpy" lines.
|"Straight" lines in heart.|
|"Bumpy" lines in heart.|
Today I worked on the background, filling the odd shapes with a dense swirl. I like how that design acts as a foil to the line work done in the hearts, but doesn't compete with the star swirls.
|The designs seem to work together without competing.|
Tomorrow will tell.
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Whoop Whoop Fridays, at Confessions of a Fabric Addict
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