Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Variegated flames



Well, amidst various errands today including amassing a huge collection of paint chips mostly in neutral shades I did manage to pin together and start quilting Ursula's quilt. I decided to use a variety of variegated threads - the quilting is going to be my basic flame meander which I tend to work in diagonal rows (approximately) anyway. So what I will do is switch threads here and there, mainly depending on the colours in the quilt so that in some places you get two different coloured rows abutting - like above. I think it will work fine, and it will solve the whole pink-variegated-not-looking-good-on-a-green-background issue without making my task too difficult. Tomorrow I have a free day for crafting stuff, but I intend to do some dyework - screen printing, complex cloth and so on. Whee :)

3 comments:

Vicki W said...

I like flame quilting on a lot of quilts. It's a great overall texture.

Joyce said...

I really like the flame quilting. I'll have to give it a try. I'm doing a scrap quilt and trying out different quilting so that might be a good time to give it a go.

ROZ said...

Today I learned something new. I'd like to try your method of quilting.