Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Red Silk In and Out

This 48 x 48 wall hanging is made of Dupioni silk, Quilter's Dream wool batt, and silk thread in a square in a square pattern called In and Out. I got this kit from Brewer Sewing. I am hoping that the bright red will draw people to my booth during the upcoming Ramona Quilt show Oct 16 and 17th.

I wanted to showcase my freehand quilting in diagonal stripes using feathers, ribbons, molars, ferns and feather with circle. This left some gaps between the diagonal quilting so I decided to try some background fill that I have seen on Machine Quilter's Resource highlighting several background fills. It's way beyond micro-stipple. So I tried orange peel; that definitely needs more. The fans were fun and very dimensional; the tornados were harder than I thought. I used Rebecca Segura's 3's and E's fill; this is becoming my favorite fill. And then I did checkerboard in the corner. Wow, I loved that one.

I used the clover white pen (lines go away with a shot of steam) to mark my quilt line 1 inch apart for the orange peel and checkboard.

The quilt still needs a binding. Oh, and lesson learned: piecing with silk is not easy. Maybe next time I'll use silk on a whole cloth.

Here are some photos.

1 comment:

Deb said...

Looks great Linda! And that red silk should stop them in their tracks to take a closer look!

My life has changed in the last couple of years - some bumps, I retired from quilting, and then I moved to Texas. I'm anxious to see what new adventures await me in the next phase of my life.

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