Monday, September 24, 2007

A Dandelion Thread Drawing

Piecing is my preferred quilting medium. However, as I let a few design concepts percolate, I've experimented a little with this thread drawing:

As explained in more detail on my blog, I used a tracing on Press'n Seal plastic wrap to help outline the main dandelion flower before machine quilting with a heavy perle thread against my own hand-dyed background. The remaining quilting on the puffs, leaves and grass was all done freehand (with a little help from a chalk pencil). The end result is probably overly subtle but it was a fun exercise as I warm up on our first theme challenge.


StegArt said...

This seems like a form of journaling or keeping a sketchbook. Great idea also.