How to Outline an Outhouse

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Windy City #5  by Laura Wasilowski

It’s been a lot of fun adding hand embroidery to outline shapes on this little quilt, Windy City #5. You can see it in person at the Artfabrik booth #1314 at the International Quilt Festival in Houston this week. Here are few of the stitch details for those of you who can’t attend the show.

windycity5detailbThe roof of the house is outlined with two sets of Blanket Stitches, one an “innie” and one an “outie”. The blue Blanket Stitches tipped with green French Knots are made with a Size 8 Aquamarine pearl cotton thread. Along the side of the house is the trusty Blanket Stitch as well as the Back Stitch in that same Aquamarine thread.

windycity5detailcThe Chain Stitch outlines the roof of the er…um… outhouse and the tree. Adding the simple Running Stitch next to the tree shape helps repeat that same Aquamarine color used elsewhere. And the pinked fabric edge of the field is finished with the Fly Stitch. French Knots fill in the divots.

There’s more to come! I’ll share it with you soon.

3 thoughts on “How to Outline an Outhouse

  1. Am loving your “windy city” series…and all the embroidery. Have been working on a dull little house and you’ve given me a lot of ideas and inspiration. Enjoyed your segment on the Quilt Show. Are you selling any of the “windy city” series???

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