Thursday, January 14, 2010
Monet's Garden II and a Tease
Yesterday I quilted this painted landscape I did last fall. I wasn't sure if it deserved the time required to do this but I always need to practice my free motion quilting so I went for it. I like to use these pieces to experiment with different threads and fill patterns. I seem to be stuck on doing too much stippling. Overall I like this but I could have done better on the path thread colors. Also the path edges seem too regular. I used Isacord, Superior King Tut and Rainbow threads for the quilting. I think my favorite is the King Tut. Do you have a favorite thread? Click on the image to get a closer look at the quilting.
Here is how it looks with the border which is not quilted yet so it looks a little wonky. The border fabric is also my own. I am trying to decide if it needs the border or if I should cut it off. What do you think....border or no border?
Tomorrow is the big reveal day for my first Fiberactions piece so be sure and stop back. Here is a little tease.