Tuesday, 21 September 2010
Some Eye Candy
You will have to excuse my photography skills as I am not very proficient ... but you get the idea I'm sure.
On Saturday our Tasmanian Quilting Guild had it's AGM ... I showed this at the meeting and got a lot of great responses so thought I would show you on this blog too!
Zentangle patterns that I use in my drawing too.
The quilted leaves add further dimension to the picture.
I used batik for all of this little quilt (apart from the fabric for one leaf) so when I was quilting through the leaves on the front it was quite difficult to go through all those fine layers. I didn't use any stabiliser for my leaves and I raw edge appliqued them with straight stitching as I knew I would be going over them further.
The holes you can see from the needle punching through should close up once I wash this quilt ... which I will do because I like the holes to close up and the stitching to settle. I also like that slightly scrunched look you get when there is a little shrinkage. Although I have used NuWool 60/40% Wool/Poly blend and you don't usually get any more than 1-2%shrinkage with that if any.
So I hope you enjoy my little quilt and have a Happy Week quilting. Cheers Jane