Daily Archives: February 27, 2006
Just a bit of eye candy because the rest is just words (except for the neat workroom shot at the bottom of the post)
Now, on to QUILTING
How am I going to quilt the beast? I want the quilting to form a simple, secondary pattern in the background, most probably a large circular area intersecting with another circular area. The quilting on the dark trusses will be linear. I may introduce some colour like I did on the proto-type quilt.
edited to add (a few hours after posting the above): Circular areas will not work. No quilting tonight, more thought required!!
I will quilt and embroider the quilt before the backing fabric goes on. I am not interested in how the stitching looks from the back and it is far neater to cover it all with backing fabric. I think some purists may have a problem with this, but as I have no current intentions to enter my work in quilt specific shows I figure it doesn’t matter what I do with the back as long as it doesn’t affect the appearance of the front.
I also prefer to use a special thin bobbin thread rather than cotton in the bobbin. This reduces bulk at the back for heavily embroidered sections and I can fit more of this stuff onto a bobbin which means less bobbin changes (we all know how annoying it is when the bobbin runs out when you are in the middle of some intricate linework!).
A Link or Two.
Check out Melanie Testa’s new quilt. I love just about every thing on this quilt, especially the colour and the texture created with her quilting
This is a link to the Indonesian Textile exhibition I saw at the Latrobe Regional Gallery yesterday: Speaking with Cloth | Cerita Dalam Kain I was going to blog about it, but sort of lost my thoughts on the matter. I was interested in the animal symbology used and the ceremonial importance of cloth the how the cloths are used for identification of clan alliance. I bought the cataloge so I’ll go back over it when I have a chance.
If you haven’t already, check out Dijanne’s Middle East photos. She is having quite an adventure.
I also want to mention the website of Omega. Real thoughtful and interesting commentary about art in general her own art practice. Omega always has some interesting links to share. I need to link to it on my blogroll because I currently get to her blog via Dijannes blog.
NOW, my farewell for the evening is a photo of my ‘still’ clean workroom. normally it would have degenerated into a messy hell by now, but I took five minutes last night (after I fused the top to the batting) to tidy up… revolutionary!