by Sandra | March 30th, 2009
First off, I apologize for having to plaster copyright statements across photos but unfortunately I came across lifting of my work by a Chinese website. It sure did not take long did it? Needless to say I spent the weekend developing some additional code to insert into my sites for preventative measures. It detects and blocks IP addresses, like that China pirate. It is working already. However, I will still have to mar my images with the copyright warnings. One bad apple always make it bad for everyone else doesn’t it? <sigh>
Anyway, on to more pleasant topics. I thought I would continue the machine quilting thread (no pun intended) and show another example of one of my favorite background patterns I did a few years ago for a sample quilt from Pharaoh. I used Superior’s King Tut thread over a subtle two toned background print and created my “papyrus texture”. I have always loved this texture. I wish this photo was clearer so you could really see the definition it creates, but the quilt belongs to someone else now and I am unable to take an updated photo.
Oh and Joan? Here is an example of the dress I was talking about when answering your question on large applique and if I machine quilt inside of large applique pieces. Notice how her scarf helps to break up the expanse of the dress? I machine quilted with Superior’s MonoPoly around the outside of the scarf and this also helped to break up that large area without the addition of eye distracting quilting inside the applique. That would have ruined the beautiful silk crepe textured fabric I used. Do you see how not quilting all over the dress creates a nice dimensional figure instead of a quilted to death flat paper doll? (Oh for those who want to know, I use wool batting for my quilts.)
If you were to feel the dress area it would be firm and filled with the batting. Not loose and puckery. Is puckery a word? Looks like the spell checker says no. I am going to use it anyway. <big grin>
I hope you are not too bored with one more post about machine quilting, I know these two are.
©2009 Sandra Leichner