Monday, August 29, 2016

It's Getting There

Progress, little by little.  I quilt four to five kites an evening.  They're not perfect, but when I step back and look at them, I say: hey, that's not bad!

It's been interesting.  Some thread that I thought would show up, doesn't. (I really thought orange creamsicle on light gold would show more.)  Colors that I thought would be overbearing, aren't (salmon pink on white).  I am so grateful I didn't try to quilting Key West Memories because I have fought with ever single screenprint kite.  They all have skipped stitches and shredded thread.  I had to rip the blue one out twice.  The last time I ran into problems like this, a smaller needle did the trick.  This time, as I quilted the very last Key West print, I discovered a larger needle prevented the skipping.  What a pain!

The back is appealing.  The light-threaded quilting pops on the blue background.  All you see is the kite-shaped quilting without the stained glass look. 

The one thing I'm not sure about is the quilting over the label.  I should have thought of that when I positioned it.  I figure if I find it too hard to read, I can always applique another label on top of it.

I debated about quilting all the black with a dark grey thread, so it would be visible, but opted to stick with black on black.  It's just straight-line quilting with a walking foot - nothing exciting.

Just a little bit of quilting left, then the binding.  Two days left in August.  Think I'll finish it by the end of the month? 


5 comments :

  1. Wow! All those intricate designs in each kite... This is going to be spectacular!

    ReplyDelete
  2. A super awesome way to try new designs, great practice.

    ReplyDelete
  3. What a great way to learn some new stitches. There can be happy accidents and learning moments when you discover you will never use that thread again. Not that I see any of that in your quilt! Well done!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Looks great! All that doodling paid off. Your label is easy to read, and I don't mind the stitching over top, but I guess the look is one of personal preference!

    ReplyDelete

I enjoy reading your comments and I strive to reply by email (if you're not set to no-reply).

Recent Posts

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...