Tuesday, December 01, 2009
Superior Bottom Line threads, a light brown for the cheek, chest and belly and dark brown for the rest. Bottom line is very thin, I used this specifically because I wanted the quilted texture, but I did not want the thread itself to stand out too much. I used a basic stipple quilting stitch on his antlers to make them appear more like they have a short velvety texture.
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You and this piece is just amazing.
Looks great! This is my favorite of all your quilts.ReplyDelete
Amazing! absolutely AMAZING!!!!ReplyDelete
The quilting on the deer enhances him wonderfully. This has been such fun (and suspenseful) to follow along with.ReplyDelete
Looks like you overcame your fear and did an amazing job capturing the texture of the deer.ReplyDelete
I love following along with you and seeing how the quilt is unfolding. I love how you quilted the antlers and love the closeups to see the rest of the quilting of the deer. He does look really shaggy to me. Thanks for taking the time to document the quilt and how you are choosing to do what you do. I know it will help me with my quilting.ReplyDelete
Genius - to use the bottom line. It looks wonderful!ReplyDelete
Just when I think that this piece couldn't get any better, you then show an additional step. Truly a gorgeous work. Wow! I hope that when you get it back from this show that you enter it into next year's Pacific International Quilt Festival so that I can see it in person. ;-)ReplyDelete
I am enjoying watching this so much! The way you quilted that deer is exactly right.ReplyDelete
I love watching this quilt come to life! I love Bottom Line thread in my bobbin but hadn't thought of using it on top. I will have to remember this hint. Thanks for sharing your process. The process is my favorite part of quilting.ReplyDelete
Thanks for the support everyone. There is always a bit of anxiety when creating a big piece of art. It's that little voice that nags at you, that with each step in the process you could screw it up. But the important thing to keep in mind while working is it usually works out just fine so you need to tell that insecure voice to be quiet.ReplyDelete
Tami, this quilt will go into a traveling exhibit for Kaufman fabrics using their Kona solid fabrics. I actually don't know the schedule or venues for it right now, other than Road to California, but when I find out I will post it on the blog.
You achieved your goal splendidly, the deer is awesome!ReplyDelete
I am really enjoying seeing how a work is created and knowing that all artists have some fearsReplyDelete
Thank you for sharing the process with us. The quilt is astonishing.ReplyDelete
Wow - your deer looks furry! Fabulous job!ReplyDelete
Absolutely adore that deer. It's wonderfully shaggy! Wondering what you will decide on the little one...ReplyDelete
You did a lovely job on this Judy.ReplyDelete
The first picture makes it look like the piece won't be square, is that true?
Hi Melly, The quilt will be rectangular (with 90° corners).ReplyDelete