Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Sneak Peek


Here's a little sneak peak at what I am working on. The quilting is all done, but I still need to attach the binding and machine wash it. I like machine washing these functional art quilts as a final step in their creation. I like how washing changes the hand of it, making it softer and bringing out the natural puckering and texture that makes quilts so appealing.


For this quilt I decided to just do closely spaced rows of vertical stitching. I love how the lines of stitching look, but I still am not achieving the varied colored overlay stripped look that I am going for with the stitching. Here, I alternated grouped rows of yellow thread with grouped rows of pink thread, but they wound up blending in a bit more then I had hoped, (although I still think it looks good.) I think I either need to use thread colors that contrast very strongly with the fabric color, or use a heavier thread. Sulky makes a really lovely heavy machine quilt thread, but at about $5.50 a spool... caa-ching, caa-ching!... that really adds up! I'll be posting pics of the whole quilt once I get her finished.

Also, continued thanks for all of the good wishes for Mo. I am so happy and grateful to say that she has been having some really good days, and has even started playing with her toys again. I think all of the extra love and attention she is receiving, plus the kind wishes sent her way, is doing her wonders, and I am so thankful for each good day that she has.

8 comments:

Hey Harriet said...

Oh wow! This is gorgeous! You're on a roll! I'm so very glad to hear that Mo is having good days!

*Big belly rubs for Mo!*

Janis said...

Oh my goodness - you are amazing! I don't have the patience for that intense quilting! Maybe I'm just lazy. Whatever the case, I so admire your beautiful projects. You inspire me to grow bigger and better.

Love & prayers for Mo, doesn't it warm your heart to see her pick up a toy? xoxo

please sir said...

Thanks for the sneak peek - looks wonderful!

Bascom said...

I am happy to read Mo is playing with toys again. I wish good thread was not so expensive. I am excited to be wait on the finished piece.

Cicada Studio said...

Thanks for the peek! Can't wait to see the finale.

Amy C said...

wow - like everything you do it's made so well it's incredible.
Happy to hear your pup is feeling a bit better too.

Lynn E said...

I have to say I love the colours in the last two pieces.
Hugs for Mo

Jaimee said...

I'm sure I've said it over and over but your work is impeccable!!!