More and more McTavishing, can you see the difference with the scale. I don't know why on earth I went bigger, and then smaller again while stitching this design. So much travel stitching too, it looks as though I've outlined each 'leafy' shape...
What I noticed when I just started with this design that at the bottom left ray (circled in red) that my stitched looked like they where floating on top of the fabric, instead of having defined stitches. So I made a practice sandwich and played around with the tension, yet nothing seemed to make it look any better. Then I tightened the little screw on the side of my bobbin casing, and from there on my stitched looked perfect again, without having to adjust the tension on my machine.
I can see a clear difference when looking at my quilt that that section looks more like lines than stitches but it will have to do. There is no way I'm ripping them out!
And then,.... oh boy! Just look at what I did, a SPELLING mistake!!! Can you believe it? Well that I had to take out, I just don't hope that in the long run the fabric was too damaged after stitching repeatedly over one place. Of course you'll ask, 'why did you not MARK your letters out?' ... well I did, it was so light and I just went on without thinking. Luckily I noticed that after the one letter, imagine I had done the whole thing!!! ...sigh
The spaces between the letters and words are rather wide, and I don't think that they really 'pop'. When I marked them out it looked okay, but stitched out this way, I am not too happy with the result.
You might wonder why I chose this particular saying, "True beauty shines from within" since it has nothing to do with the theme of this quilt "Express your love". I just feel that to be loved, you must love yourself. ...hmmm another phrase I could use.
So many people, especially woman (even me) go through life with an idea of what beauty really is, and I must learn that it does not matter what my waist line is, how much freckles I have or the fullness of my hair. I am beautiful, and if I have to see this message, read it everyday, I will soon start believing it!
Express Your Love #4
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Express Your Love #1
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