Friday, November 12, 2010
I did do one row of the echo quilting around the swags then quilted the tiny feathered borders before I finished the echo quilting. The echo quilting is done with the silk thread to match the background and the feathers were quilted with a little darker tan thread to make them show up a little more.
I used a paintbrush and a little water to remove the blue quilting marking lines so I could inspect the quilting lines. Whoops, I see a loop on the feathers that needs fixed already. At this point I don't need to remove all of the blue marks but enough so I can tell if my stitching lines look OK with the echo quilting and that the loops look right. Will re-do anything I do not like. Using the paint brush I can control where I put the water since I don't want the outside border feather quilting lines to get wet and disappear or get too smudgy to follow.