Embellishments can add a wonderful additional layer of artistry on a quilt, and one option is to use embroidery stitches. They pop off the top giving texture, and three dimensionality (is that a word?). You don’t need to know a bunch of different embroidery stitches. In fact, a straight line (running stitch or back stitch) goes a long way.
For the Circle of Life piece I used embroidery stitches on the foliage, bird claws, and tree branch. I think those stitches really improved an otherwise “ok” area. Here are some photos of the embroidery on this piece:
|tree french knots|
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