One Christmas, I stared at a fat quarter of green batik fabric and realized that it very much resembled our tree-laden part of Connecticut. I had recently begun playing with narrow silk ribbon in my bobbin and thought that it would be fun to stitch out the roads on which we love to ride our Harley, the nearby lakes, and something to symbolize home.
First, I free-motion quilted all over the surface with green thread…a simple repetitive pattern to suggest tree tops.
Then, on to the map details. Remember, with bobbin work, you put the front of the quilt face-down at your machine. I sketched out the main arteries, a few little roads, and the bodies of water- in reverse- on the solid backing fabric with a chalk pencil.
Using MonoPoly from Superior Threads in the top of my machine and ribbon in the bobbin (yellow for roadways, 2 shades of blue for water, and red for the heart to symbolize home ❤️), I stitched along my markings.
Perhaps you have a special corner of the world that you can stitch together for a special gift?