Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Scherenschnitte - Part 2

If I ever used the right tool for the job, this was it.  I've tried every scissors I own but this little Fiskars with the big handle, short blades and sharp tip was just it.  The big handles ensured a good grip and full control of the cutting direction, the sharp tip pierced through the fabric and paper like a dream and the blades just had to round the delicate action off.

... and this was the mess I was left with after the cutting was done.

Once detangled, I could fuse the design to the background but decided to add just a tiny bit of color by adding 3 multi-colored butterflies.

The butterflies were secured with satin stitch and the rest of the design with a straight free motion stitch.

Sorry but I just can't stop bragging about my new space.  Here the Scherenschnitte can be seen under the quilting machine while another project (Twisted Log Cabin) could be cut, ironed and sewn on the other side of the table.

1 comment:

  1. This is so pretty. I am really glad you shared this with us. Chris