Thursday, August 1, 2013
Quilting A Miniature
I have had the design part done since last winter but just never have taken the time to do the background fillers until now...how is that for last minute sewing? I am outlining the motifs with three rows of echo stitching then filling in the center with what I call coiled string all with purple silk thread. Will show closer views later when I have time to get more photos. I just snapped this one with my cell phone this morning before I started working on it again.
The silk fabric is more purple than this photo shows and the design area is quilted in bright pink thread and the background is quilted in purple silk thread. The batting is wool so that is why it looks so distorted right now. I really have to pin it down good right before I quilt an area so it won't quilt in pleats but like the wool as it puffs up my tiny feathers.
All for now - Lynn