WOW. I can't believe it's finally quilted!! The 2 close ups are a more accurate color representation btw..... I tried for a simple quilting approach.....letting the silk fabrics speak for themselves without a lot of competition form the quilting... I cant decide if I've achieved this until I get to see it hung up outside in the daylight on my clothesline. This may not happen tomorrow as the forecast is calling for rain. Bummer!
I decided to add the few remaining inches to the shortest strips. Mostly because I usually ADD to things rather than remove or cut...... and isn't bigger better anyway? Call me a "Size Queen", see if I care..... So another day later and I FINALLY have the thing ready for the machine..... should have the backing sewn up and then both pieces pinned to the machine. That's the goal...but I seem to be moving at a slower pace these days!.......
SOOOOOOOOO. yeah its been AWHILE....... I'm stationed at home for the next SEVERAL WEEKS.... RECOOPING FROM MAJOR SURGERY.. ( doing fine though thankyouverymuch) and I've been struggling with this silk scarves project.... mostly because its slippery everywhich way I turn.... ( on the face side AND the back fused lightweight interfacing side) BUT........ I think I've got it nailed... I span the presser foot so that the fabrics are only Under the left set of the feeddogs and the right set is left to grip the presser foot which FINALLY is giving me a bite!! I'm using pins and pulling the fabric as it comes out the back as well as holding the fabrics TAUT...BEFORE they go under the presserfoot! WHEW!!
Still deciding on the final size of the finished product....( always am compelled to do BED SIZE STUFF !?) If that is so then the strips will need to be added on to..... Planning on buying backing fabric this weekend . I found some taupey asian influenced stuff at Shipshe last time I was there.....I'm hoping it will still be there to purchase.... Regardless,I will take this whole thing with me to perfect backing fabric auditions if need be.... Its a tough job but you know I'm up to the task.! (* wink!*)
I love connecting with other creative people!I am a Sales Rep for APQS Long-Arm Quilting Machines as well as run a Quilting Business which enables me to help people finish their quilt tops.My primary focus is fiber and I enjoy all aspects of it.Quilt history and Art quilts are another interest of mine along with collecting antique and vintage quilt parts.I live with 4 cats, 3 dogs,8 chickens and my Husband who is a Godzilla/gamer/Theater geek.We live on a small farm and enjoy riding our motorcycles as much as we can in the warmer months......even though we should be mowing or gardening!