Nothing new on the design wall this Monday. But I did get in a finish, a real finish. Here's the scrappy tumblers. I used a new pantograph, Fern by Patricia Ritter. It was fast, easy and has that feathery feel, what's not to love about that. Batting is Hobbs Polydown, glide thread on top and magna glide thread on the bottom. I'm so excited to have a quilt with a pantograph, I don't know why but I do love them!
And in the exact opposite direction from a pantograph, I have shining star on the frame. Even though the pictures show a nice difference between the light and dark, it is a bit subtle. So I want to differentiate the light from the dark in quilting. The light is gong to have the strong straight lines, ya this is going to take a while. I have to mark and use a ruler. I think it actually takes longer to mark than it does to quilt!! The darker colors are going to have some sort of feathers (surprised right?). Actually I did three blocks with the lines and was trying to take it out. But I have two layers of batting, wool and 80/20 blend and I just had such a hard time getting those stitches out that I gave up and just went with the lines!! I like them better now that I've done a couple of rows. Still thinking about the feathers, I've got some time to think about it. I've gotten 4/13 rows done with the ruler work on the light colors.
Stop by all the linky parties to see what's going on out there, plenty of inspiration all over.
|Scrappy Tumblers - Poly down batting, glide thread on top
|Pantograph - Fern by Patricia Ritter
|love the texture
|the back is as crazy as the front
|This is gonna take a while....