One last post about the Matilda, Mary and Me art quilt, and that is outlining. When I have a color in my subject that is too close in value to my background area, I always like to outline it to add contrast and make it stand out more. I did that on this piece around the skin tone areas because they did not contrast enough with the yellow background.
You can do outlining with several straight lines of stitching, a satin stitch, or a small, thin piece of fabric. Here I used the later.
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