Sunday, March 11, 2012

Loopy quilting

It felt good to be quilting again yesterday. I know all the good advice of starting with a practise cloth first if you have been away from it for a while, but I ignored that and jumped right in, and it was OK. I've still got the hang of it. My loops and swirls may be less than perfect at places, but overall the look is quite pleasing, and that's what counts. I'm trying out a soft grey Aurifil cotton for the patterned sections and a darker grey on the blue sections. They both seem to blend in well (except in the red bits), which is just what I'm looking for. I have used a lot of shiny rayon for quilts in the past, but I really like the subtle shine of cotton in this thread. The blue fabric looks like denim, but is a chambray from a local shop. It is almost as thin and soft as the quilting fabrics so it works really well with them.
It's raining sideways today, so all plans of getting washing on the line, going for a long walk or any other outdoorsy stuff have been abandoned, the hoovering was done yesterday, so to sum it up: it is a perfect quilting day!

1 comment :

Lisa said...

I love your quilting