Saturday, April 30, 2011

Days 8 & 9 - Janet

Day 8 - Yesterday was busy so I didn't get a chance to post, but I did get some stitching in.  I had so much fun last weekend with my Sunny Days quilt, I decided to play again!  Same idea, only this time with some raw edge applique.  I got the sun fused to the background, and a layer of batting FMQ/trapunto'd to it, and then got it sandwiched and ready to go.

Sun FMQ appliqued with layer of batting
(sorry about the colour it was late and dark!)

Day 9 - Then today I had some real FMQ fun.  I wanted to do different things then the thread work one, so started with the sky where I echoed the sunrays, and did a little curved cross hatching in the process.  My object with this was to try and keep my stitches neat and a relatively equal distance apart.

I used a 50/3 varigated King Tut thread by superior up top and Gutterman 50/2 in the bobbin  80/112 topstitch needle
Then, because I really like the Gold holoshimmer sliver I used on the sun last time, and the McTavishing I did in the sky, I combined these two in one of the sun swirls.  I like it!

Now I have to decide what I'm going to do in the rest of the sun - I am going to leave that one swirl unquilted so that you get the pouffy effect on it, but I'll need to do some more on this tomorrow.

Happy quilting!


SewCalGal said...

Wow. Absolutely beautiful. Love it.


Linda said...

Wow!! Gorgeous quilting!

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Mary Ann & Mother said...

I LOVE this!!

corina said...

Love it! Can't wait to see more!

Jen said...

That cross-hatching is so impressive! thanks for sharing!