Sunday, August 12, 2012
Okay...I promise I'm done for awhile. I'll be leaving for Wichita, Kansas early tomorrow morning to teach/speak for the Prairie Quilt Guild. I wanted to get enough done on this piece so I could bring it along with me for teaching purposes.
This dresser scarf is very wiggly and it's almost like quilting on Jello sometimes. I often tell my students when they are quilting on a "creatively pieced" quilt it's important to choose designs that are NOT straight and even...that only highlights the "creativity". Same goes for Jello-wiggly linens.
I chose to use my "Pearls and Swirls" background around the feathers as it provides beautiful movement and was a great way to pack down the extra puff and fabric around the feathers. Also hides Jello wiggles.
I was in a dilemma about the straight open areas on the outside edge of the scarf...major Jello. I love the repetitive lines so chose a 1/2" repetitive line grid...resembles a beautiful basket weave. I made absolutely sure my repetitive lines were NOT even...that adds texture. I then went back and restitched my main grid lines to hide botched up traveling between squares and it added just one more texture/dimension.
Superior Threads' Kimono Silk is being used for all of the quilting. L.O.V.E. that thread!
Hugs, Cindy :)