Friday, January 2, 2009

New Quilting Directions and Thread Painting Dabble




Thread painting

I dug out a quilt that had been started... ? about a year ago and thought I'd try using 'Wonder Under' to speed things along. (applique could take me a lifetime to complete at this point in my life!) I actually used my sewing machine for this. (I normally only sew by hand when making quilts -just an 'unplugged' kind of girl)

My mom talked me through how to go about thread painting on the phone and boom, I was off. (she really is a Svengali when it comes to sewing!) Next time I'll do it on ivory fabric... so hard to see on that grey cotton. I tried it on a few quilt blocks after a little practice. It's like driving without any brakes.... but I've learned you have to embrace that out of control feeling.

4 comments:

tangled sky studio said...

hi brenda,
the thread painting looks so great. it is a bit hard to see on the dark fabric but it looks really good for a first try...love the driving with no brakes description.
looks like your off to a creative new year!
beth

E. Floyd said...

Hi Brenda, Happy New Year! I like the bright colors of the quilt, especially the bright fuschia thread painting.

Jeane said...

this is totally foreign territory for me - the world of quilting, but feeling like driving without brakes, sounds very interesting indeed.

artslice said...

Thanks ladies, for your comments! I will have to post a photo of the quilt blocks pieced together so you can really see the 'big picture!'. I'll also be trying more thread painting on ivory fabric... but I need to get some fusible interfacing first! :)