Nov 09 16
I spent all day yesterday sewing and quilting. Tough times in our nation call for serious time spent sewing/quilting to digest it all and try to make sense of it. I finished quilting my black table runner and I really like how it came out, although it’s so densely quilted that it has a stiffness to it. I think a tangential shot might show the texture better: You can see that pretty much any large space was filled with a featherette. The ruler work went very fast (too fast-it is becoming my favorite part!). The hardest part was that tiny loop-d-loop background fill. This is black rayon thread on a black cotton background. I’m really taken by the drama of that black background and was fixated on making a large quilt with 9 of these blocks as the center. I figured that would give me enough space to develop secondary designs better (both through the pieced squares set on point but also through ruler work). I still like the idea of that, but I have to say that stitching with black thread on a black background is much harder on the eyes than I’d anticipated. I’ll have to figure out if these old eyes are up to that challenge.