Wednesday, January 21, 2009
No. 16 machine quilted
After I basted together the piece and the batting and backing, I got to work on machine quilting the basic layout lines. My Singer is not especially fond of metallic Sulky so it was slow going. Still, it would have taken me a week or more to hand quilt what I did in an hour on the machine, and I want to save my fingers for the surface embellishment.
I don't know if I exactly like it yet -- I'm making it a variation of No. 14 from November, which is going to be hard to upstage -- but it's growing on me. The next step is to lay out and begin couching the embellishment fibers, and maybe do a bit of spot beadwork.