My next stitching challenge for this little Windy City quilt is to tackle the looming purple shrubbery on the horizon. But first let me show you the steps to make looming shrubbery from a fused fabric.
- Cut the fabric into a shrub shape.
- Flip the fabric over and cut on the fused side. (This is so the glue does tack to itself when cutting.)
- Wedge the fabric into the crux of the scissors with your finger tip. Remove your finger tip.
- Snip out a wedge of fabric.
My stitch choice for the shrubs is the lazy daisy stitch. It replicates the oval shape of the snip out and adds another stitch texture to the quilt surface. I’ve also chosen a light blue size 12 thread so the shrubs look less ominous. Looks safe to go home now.