Saturday, January 19, 2008
Well, I know I just showed this, but I decided that I should probably at least have a go at quilting some of the many tops I own (I've only showed a few so far - I will share more in upcoming weeks) and this one is pretty small, so it seemed a good place to start. And I'm very pleased with the results - I did a basic meander, with some snail's trail type curves thrown in here and there. It looks nice - from a distance, it just adds texture, but I've shown some closeups so you can see it really is quilted.
I used a brown variegated thread which works well, I think. Not too wacky, but not too subtle, either. And another fun thing about it is that I used recycled batting - a friend had quilted a large piece of multicoloured fabric (like a cheater panel - looks pieced, but isn't) to make a quilted "dreamcoat" for her 7YO son who is really into Joseph & The Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat - once she had cut out the pieces for the coat, there were some fairly large oddly shaped strips left - these are what I used as batting (although there's extra fabric, because it isn't pieced, it quilted really easily). So, enviornmentally friendly as well!
Tomorrow I think Olivia and I will be making a pencil roll like the one Sarah made a while back - her friend G. admired it recently, and as she has a birthday coming up in the next few weeks, it seemed like a good present. I also bought a blank journal type book, which can have the front decorated. Useful presents, hoorah!