Tuesday, August 05, 2008
Ok, all you quilting gurus out there - I need some help. Quilting, as in stitching. I'm working on a piece and have most of it stitched - my afternoon's activity. Easy. Black on black. But wait!! This piece has two pieces of gorgeous hand-dyes by Helene Davis in it and I'm dead stopped. What the H---L do I do with these? What would you do? Let me preface this by saying (as if you haven't heard me enough times) that my free motion is a)not so free and b)doesn't have much motion. As a result, I always want my stitches do disappear into the cloth, so I change threads a lot. And although these are small pieces - maybe 6x10, they are complex and beautiful and I dont want to ruin them. I am sorely tempted to use transparent thread. The light olive was too shiny and light; the dark olive was ugly; the maroon was fine in the maroon spots but nowhere else. We haven't even gotten to the stitching decisions yet - we're just on color. What do you do when you have variegated fabric (and don't tell me you use variegated thread because on this fabric, I can't see it. Besides, nobody makes maroon and olive variegated, i am sure. Think about it while I go prepare dinner and let me know what you think.
at 4:50 PM