Thanks for all the skirt love. The birthday party has been postponed due to illness, so we’ll have to wait another week to find out how the girls like the skirts. I guess that means Katja has to wait another week to wear hers. Bummer.
Taking Mirjam’s advice, I decided to embrace the bubble for my needle doodle today (and possibly for the foreseeable future). First, I did a feather and surrounded it with little bubbles, making sure to retrace carefully. The best part about this? I did it in metallic (Superior with a topstitch needle) and the thread didn’t break ONCE!!!!
Then I did bigger beige bubbles with regular thread (Superior Masterpieces, if anyone is interested). The larger bubbles were harder to keep neat and tidy. I also didn’t achieve as much contrast as I had hoped for since there’s still a lot of little bubbles filling in spaces between the big ones, and because the big bubbles are about the same size as the feather bits.
So I used some variegated rayon thread to draw veins in the feather. That looked pretty cool, but I thought I’d try one more thing.
I made more big/little bubbles with the colored thread. It’s as if the feather is effervescing color. Or not. Anyways, it was a fun experiment and now I’ll sleep on it and see what else I can try tomorrow on a new one.
The last picture is the back. That’s a lot more quilting that I’d normally do on a quilt. Certainly it’s more than any functional bed covering needs. This isn’t about functionality though, it’s about figuring out what I can do, and what I like to do.