Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Making good progress

This is fun! I am quilting like a mad fiend and am fairly pleased do far. This is beginning to look nice and crusty. The little bits of metallic thread really sparkle it up too. I LOVE the crystalline look of iris petals. Other flowers have it too- Impatiens is one - spectacular in certain lights.

The big red petals are getting the heaviest quilting- bordering on thread painting , but not exactly.


Note the line of metallic along the orange-y edge of the petal.

Having fun with shadows and veining.

More fun with veining - reminds me of Fun With Dick and Jane! They never had THIS much fun!!!

There you are - I think the metallic shows better here.
This is an exciting project. My greatest regret is my lack of different  colour values. As soon as I am finished this, there will be a huge dyeing session! Remember, you heard it first here!

At the risk of boring people to death, I am going to post this at needleandthreadnetwork.blogspot.com
There is always something interesting going on there. Check it out! 

9 comments:

  1. You are in the ZONE! Wonderful. And yes, it isn't work at all when you are having fun!!! Luv the bit of gold glitz!

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  2. Wow, stunning textures! I especially love the fine detail on the first pic -- the big red petals. Lovely!

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  3. It is amazing! The colours are so vibrant and the quilting is incredible.

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  4. It's so very beautiful, Carolyn! Wow! And the textures you've achieved with the quilting are exciting!

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  5. I love all the color and texture! Beautiful!

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  6. Beautiful...all those little peeks are wonderful but the final finish is what I'm waiting to see:)

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  7. Looking great, also looks like a ton of fun! What brand of thread do you use?

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