Dec 15 10
I didn’t make much progress on anything “quilty” today, but I did get back to my sewing room to shoot a better photo of those gold feathers inside the heart:
These are raw-edge appliqued using Wonder Under as the fusible web. Truthfully, I feel somewhat torn about the best way to free motion embroider these feathers. A part of me wants to go nuts and stitch all kinds of fun hyperquilting kinds of designs, but that really wouldn’t go with this traditional-looking quilt. So, in the end I just did a basic in-lining stitch just inside the perimeter of the plumes. To me, this stitching here is more functional than decorative, so I went with Bottom Line thread in my top needle and bobbin with the goal being that the stitching really wouldn’t be a focal point:
I’m hoping to get a bit of time to sew again tomorrow, so maybe I’ll have more pics by then. In the meantime, one nice thing that happened this week was that I found a new blog that’s really cool. It Leslie McNeil’s blog and you can find it here. Now I’m not referring you to this blog because she wrote something nice about me today, but I’m referring you to her blog because she’s got some great photos of detailed stitching shots and she’s taking the time to explain how to use these techniques! Don’t you just love blogs like that? I haven’t yet gone back to the very beginning of her blog, but what I’ve seen so far by scrolling backwards has been great, and her work is loaded with all kinds of texture. Way to go Leslie!!
And now for today’s give-away… Tonight we’re offering up one copy of our Hyperquilting book:
If you’re interested in thread work and learning the joys of thread play, then this baby would be loads of fun for you! To enter the give- away, just post a comment to this blog posting by 12:01 on Monday, 12/20/10 and you’ll be in the drawing!