My Horse #3 looks decent on the background (actually under the background!) so now to decide what thread to use to stitch it down! I have a good copper/brown Lana Madeira thread but it's really hard to use in my machine. Hard because you have to go SO, SO slow with it. My daughter gave me a ton of her threads about a week ago and guess what! She had a great variegated thread by Signature called 'Autumn'. So I started to play around with sewing both threads to see which looked better. The variegated won! It has a touch of green in it along with shades of gold to dark brown. I'm not a fan of quilting with variegated threads but with this stitch it did work.
Just playing around with small strips of paper on the background.
I prefer the placement above...this is too rigid.
Here he is all stitched! I was playing around with some threads for his tail! I'm actually putting a tail and mane on this horse! My other two were missing both! HA So far...so good...now I'll fuse to batting and start some free motion work.