making shadows on an embroidered picture

by Mary Todd
(Minnesota)

The velvet stitch was FAB for my bunny tails. Now I need to know what color to make the shadows under the bushes and fences and such. Should I make them black, brown or a dark color of whatever it is?

Carol answers...

I'm glad that the velvet stitch worked for you, Mary. I would suggest using a darker shade of the colour used for the fences, bushes etc. Black is a very harsh colour, and best avoided if possible.

You could also use one strand of dark grey and one of the colour used for the "thing" you are shadowing. That would give a nice effect.

Regards,

Carol

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bunny tails

by Mary Todd
(Minnesota)

I am making a Peter Rabbit quilt for my first grandchild. I would really like to make the tails fuzzy. Is there a loop stitch that you cut that I could use? Any other ideas?

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I asked for some ideas on stitching the bunny tails in my quilt and you asked me to take pix when done.

by Mary Todd
(Minnesota)

I probably began stitching when, in the 6o's it was so 'in' to embroider on your jeans. Since then I have done pillows, kits, my own designs, and three baby quilts. I recently (two weeks ago) became a grandmother and I've dubbed him the 'bunny' baby. I just completed the story of Peter Rabbit for his quilt. I inquired on this site for ideas about the bunny tails and was given wonderful advice using the velvet stitch. Then I discovered the tufting stitch and it was much faster, but not as fuzzy.

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