All fired up from AQT and finally home, with a hubby who had a day off (to distract the kids), I spent the better part of the day on Monday at my sewing machine. I finished quilting my rectilinear composition and bound it. Now I just need to find a place on the wall for it. I had quilted swirls in class, but they were so wonky, that I didn’t like them. I have since overlayed them with sketchy diagonal lines á la Sue Benner, in pink, purple and yellow. The wonky swirls are still there, and not my favorite, but the diagonals filling in the squares do help. My favorite part is the back, where you can see the filled-in squares (sorry, I didn’t think to take a pic of the back).
I also highlighted some of the edges with a few of the fancy stitches on my machine. I like the way it draws you in to the detail:
I took this, and the owl quilt, in progress, to my quilt group last night. They all had rather curious looks on their faces. Intrigued but confused, I think. As I sat there, reflecting on how conservative this group is, I really missed the dynamic and creative energy of AQT, and really missed the friends I have made there.
Speaking of the owl quilt, I had a ton of fun satin stitching some of the edges yesterday. I used rayon thread, a first for me, and I love, love, love the shiny silky-ness of it. I also used glow in the dark thread, because, hey, I can. I’m a little dissapointed in it’s glowy-ness (it has to have been charged recently, and it must be viewed in total darkness) but I’ll live. I am still couching yarns around the owls, so I’ll post progress later.