Stitching Off the Grid #10

In a marathon stitch-a-thon, the little bridge house is attached to a background fabric. The blue felt fabric is intended to bring out the blue in your eyes as well as the blue color in the bridge, house, water, and leaves.

This is how the edging is done. Using large blanket stitches, the design is stitched to the background with a size 8 Autumn Oranges thread. Then, with a hefty needle, a size 3 green pearl cotton thread glides under the tines of the blanket stitch. The tines of the stitch are then capped off with a back stitch using a size 8 Peas in a Pod thread. Pretty fancy, huh?

There is more in store for the Bridge House. I’m just not sure what it is. Maybe another border fabric? Stay tuned!