Friday, November 7, 2008

Experiment With Texture and Thread

When I got back from Houston I was all excited to start something new. I also found waiting for me on my porch 20 spools of Superior Thread ($150 worth I had won for a 3rd place finish in a quilt show). I had the beginnings of this piece on my design wall and just started adding stuff. I used 14 different things including yarns, Angelina fibers, tulle, cheesecloth, melted and painted tyvek, painted mistyfuse just to name a few to create the textured surface. I then free motion quilted it with at least 10 different threads. I really tried to pay attention to how the different threads stitched and required tension adjustment and even different needles. I feel like I really learned a lot from this and improving my free motion quilting is an area I need to focus on to move to the next level in quilting. I love the results. This piece is 20h and 17w. Click on the image to see a closeup.


pcoxdesign said...

I love this piece! I can't see anything that should be changed.

Sherryl said...

Ooooooh, I love it! Gorgeous.

Kathleen McKenna Murphy said...


I saw your quilt in Nashua today! it was beautiful. My friends and I were really enjoying all the techniques you used....this piece is excellent, love all the texture.

Judy said...

All of your work is great, but the texture on this is really special.

Anonymous said...

this is a gorgeous piece, full of color and movement! I am in love with texture and color, so I'm thrilled to have found your blog!
Congrats on all the accolades-- you deserve them!!
Susan Italo