If you have been reading my blog you must know by now how much I like texture in my quilts. I try to obtain it in many different ways. For this *quiltlet* I chose to add texture with thread.
For that, I picked 4 different spools of 12 weight thread in shades of pink (colors I don't usually pick) for the flowers, 3 different spools of 24 weight thread in neutral colors for the background and a slippery white silk/cotton fabric.
To add even more texture, I did a trapunto technique for the heart.
After I loaded my sewing machine with a 12 weight thread and a new needle (100/16 sewing machine needle for home sewing machine or 20 needle for a mid-arm/longarm machine), I started to draw-sew the design.
Once finished, I did hand embroidery using the same thread.
When I was happy with the added details, I took the *quiltlet* again to the sewing machine and loaded it with 24 weight thread this time.
I chose the classic meandering stitch and sew with the three different spools of neutral color threads to add interest to the background. It's more fun than just one color.
The finished heart!
The monochromatic color of the flowers stand out with the splashes of color achieved from the different threads in the background. A surprise for the viewer!
I hope this gives you an idea on what to do with a simple piece of white fabric.