Wednesday, January 11, 2012

wowing slowly

To have a visual record of the samples I'll make during the journey through Threads- The basics and beyond, it is recommended to make little quiltlets.  These comprise fabric, batting and a stabilizer.  When the technique is done, pairs of the quiltlets are joined together back to back.  I'm looking forward to trying  the various edging techniques.

I can get quite stalled trying to coordinate colours and much as I enjoy that,  this is about thread techniques not Art.  So I decided to precut 6 inch squares from my black stash and I'll let the thread colours be the colour design element.  I am using Pellon stabilizer to begin with and a strip of warm and natural batting that is in the leftover pile.I'm thinking 40 squares of fabrics should do it.  I found a nice box and that determines my finished size, 5" x 6".

That is as far as I got.  No excuses.  Life just happens.

I have been doing some machine quilting.  My thoughts on the walking foot and the stitch regulator are here.


Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

sounds interesting Elle; can't wait to see it.
Thanks for stopping by to visit and comment on my wips....I appreciate it.

HollyM said...

Life does happen more often than not. You well organized at least for the next session.

Sheila said...

This does sound interesting and I look forward to more progress .Enjoy your week.

├Žble said...

I love thread work on black! I hope you really enjoy it, it looks like a lot of fun.

M-R Charbonneau said...

I'm looking forward to seeing what you do with this Elle. Sounds really interesting!

Michelle in Saskatoon said...

well, I too am looking forward to seeing the next steps... seems like you have quite an audience!! No pressure or anything.. lol