Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Uh, Oh...Designs Don't Show!
I decided to go over all the quilting lines with a heavier green thread and hoped that would help...not too much difference with it either. The photo on the right is after I quilted with the new green thread...see it still looks like mush.
To save this quilt this called for a new technique... for me anyway. I got out my Prismacolor colored pencils and started shading the edges of the quilted leaves and stems....what a difference it has made. I blended them with my finger and an eraser.
Since this quilt will not ever be washed I am not going to worry about setting the pencils with some kind of medium. Don't have anything on hand that would work anyway.
I really like the way it turned out. Now I can see the quilted vine and leaves and the shading is just the right amount to make them show up. Think I will try them on the flowers a bit too and maybe I can get that purple one to show up more.