Each morning I am indulging in about 30 minutes of time working on my silk scarf...what a cool way to start my day! You've probably already figured out that I LOVE little detail work and there is no lack of it here.
This piece was so wiggly and out of square it required wiggly type quilting designs. That is the main reason for choosing the all-over feather filler in the middle. The border needed to be the same way. Using Bottom Line thread and a Topstitch 70/10 needle I am going around every single motif four times...once to ditch it right next to the embroidery and then echoing around each one three more times with very tiny spaces in between...probably about 1/16th of an inch-ish. I am then filling in any remaining open areas with little tiny circles. Most quilters refer to the little circles as pebbles...these are "sand".
I love repetitive line background fillers and am doing this to finish off the outside edge. In order to keep me straight and honest I draw straight lines about 1/2" apart and then just free motion tiny repetitive lines. The marked straight lines help keep me from listing from one side to the other. I free motion the lines so they are a bit wiggly and uneven as that gives me the texture.
Once this piece is done I will square it off and use the unquilted rolled edging on the scarf for my binding. I'll share when it's all done!
Hugs, Cindy :)