Silk Stitching: More Fields

The next field on my silk quilt is embroidered with undulating rows of thread. By replicating that tilt or angle of the tree tops, this field adds even more movement to the piece. Skinny lines in this field are made with the stem stitch using a size 12 Pickle Juice thread.

The alternating heavy lines are created with a size 8 Lime Frappe couched with a size 12 Really Red thread. Don’t you love how couching the green thread with the highly contrasting red thread creates a wonderful striped pattern?

Next to the green fields, I’ve tamed things down with nearly vertical stripes of chain stitches. This size 12 Aquamarine thread stitches like a dream, is in high contrast to the blue silk fabric, and repeats the colors found in the sky.

Then there are the fly stitches that make up the final field on the right. These are also made with a size 8 Lime Frappe. I love how the variegation of the thread colors travel across the fabric’s surface creating more movement and pattern.