Jan 12 10

If You’re Not a Believer in the Power of Thread…

Before… (Click on photos to enlarge them)

periwinkle-center-2nd-border-before-HQ

periwinkle center 2nd border done
AFTER!

…then maybe these photos will convince you! It was only through hyperquilting with a high contrast decorative thread (in this case, Robison Anton’s 24 karat gold rayon thread) that I was able to bring out the lovely lines of the feathers. Don’t you love how those border lines just play off one another?! WOW!!! There’s actually another border beyond this one, so there’s even more fun stuff to be had! I have 5 different Amish quilts I am working on now with all kinds of fun feather designs and I am having a BLAST!!

I also finished my tulip quilt. It is bound and has a sleeve and all that remains is the label:

Tiptoe-Through-the-Tulips-whole-quilt

This quilt has all kinds of incredible texture, partly because of the trapunto, partly because of the machine embroidery, and partly because of that heavy upholstery braid. Here’s a closeup of the center, which has the most layers of trapunto:

Tiptoe-Through-the-Tulips-center-closeup

I ended up stitching a loose version of swirls around the outside portion. Here’s a closeup of the bottom left corner:

Tiptoe-Through-the-Tulips-bottom-corner-closeup

…and here’s the upper half:

Tiptoe-through-the-Tulips-upper-half-closeup

I am spending countless hours every day at the computer, putting the finishing touches on the Feather Adventures book (it should be here in the early spring!!!), and working on the next DVD. All this quilting is what is keeping me sane!

4 Comments

  1. susan clayton Says:

    your quilting is so inspiring…absolutely beautiful.

  2. betsy Says:

    Patsy that quilt is so inspiring!

  3. Sandy Says:

    Gorgeous! That hyperquilting really does make a huge difference. :)

  4. Chris Says:

    Uncommonly beautiful….. a masterpiece