Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Horsing Around

I decided to horse around with the horse I digitized.  This is the same horse design that I previously used in my "Horse of a Different Color" art quilt.
Since I free cut some of the pieces for the art quilt by hand, the tail is very different. So is the mane.

I wanted to play with the horse machine embroidery just a bit. I used a twisted thread which is a combination of aqua/teal and white for this variation of the "Horse of a Different Color."
I had tried a variegated thread but it was creating stripes and I stopped it quickly and changed plans. The twisted thread gives a textural feel that is different from a solid thread.  I suppose "tweedy" would be a good description.
I think that this would be a great thread to use as an eye color on one of my doll faces too.


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10 comments:

Marjorie said...

That's really a great idea. I have used variegated, but hadn't thought of the twisted thread. It does give a nice effect and will be perfect for eyes.

Average Quilter said...

You're doing such a great job - very impressive

Barb said...

Nothing like horsing around to come up with more ideas...and I love that tread as well...

Stray Stitches (Linda G) said...

Amazing!! You are always creating such wonderful pieces.

Beth said...

You never fail to provide inspiration! The twisted thread looks amazing.

Jacque said...

I love this the best so far! Amazing work!

ShirleyC said...

You are so talented!

Barbara said...

Gene, you are so prolific and creative, I get a little weary reading about all that you do. The end result with experimentation is always a surprise, have fun!

Richard Healey said...

That is amazing what software do you use to make the embroidery. My wife has started to play with her machine and would love to make my own designs.

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