Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Paint and Stitch
I shared my small fall wall hanging on Friday (Can you tell I read a lot of kids' books?) and while I had a lot of fun with the free motion quilting, I
thought it needed a little something extra. I was thinking paint or hyperquilting.
I did both!
The quilt before:
While the green color in particular isn't quite like I wanted, I think the painting turned out quite well. (Mostly)
And then I did some hyperquilting in the feathers with a varigated Rainbows thread from Superior Threads. My hyperquilting is based on several books by Patsy Thompson and her Hyperquilting! book in particular. I just added a little inner loopy thing to each feather plume.
Now I just have to get this thing bound and figure out what I'm going to do with it. And in the meantime, my brain is working on a plan for a McTavishing Monday, or maybe the Monday McTavish-along. And more ruler work tutorials and ideas. And I'm moving my sewing space into the living room!
Yes, into the living room. As in, the first thing you see from the front door! I've been getting a little quilting business from others and it's just really awkward having strangers (even quilty strangers) come into my bedroom to lay out a quilt and discuss quilting designs and what-have-you. Not to mention having to tidy up (or keep tidy, since some friends consider me a bit of a neat freak) 4 rooms between the front door and my sewing space in my bedroom. I do have three kids here all day, every day and it's normal that things get messy.
The big deal is getting my beloved Janome 6600 fit into a new table for the living room as its current spot is a built in counter top. Hubby is working on cutting a hole into a second hand table as I write.
I'm linking this with Connie's Linky Tuesday at Freemotion by the River.