Back to Basics
After some time away from my machine following the adventure to Duluth and back, I once again felt the need to "quilt something." When I was younger I would get the sudden urge to "make something". I wouldn't know what I wanted to do I just knew I wanted to create SOMETHING. Sometimes it was a piece of clothing or a bag or a weird fabric Frisbee-like construction that ended up looking like a bubble skirt form the 80's.
I would like to think that they are getting better :). I also really wanted to use my new thread! I quilted the center of the star with the King Tut variegated (green-yellow-purple). I wasn't sure exactly how I felt about it initially but after some progress I thought the colors blended well with the fabrics in the star. The quilting stands out but not too much. Ok maybe it's a little distracting, but I kind of like it!
Here's a close up of some of the quilting. You can actually see the thread!
Here's Ms. Millie also enjoying the quilting. I gradually coming to terms with the fact that I one of "those" people who post hundreds of pictures of their cat. It happens. I my defense: it is impossible to take pictures of my quilts without her interfering! So I guess I will roll with it. Tomorrow I intend to tackle the background. I already have some fun ideas. Also, I keep dreaming of quilting. Is that weird? Last night I dreamt of piecing 45 degree diamonds together. I remember having an awesome idea... now if only I could remember what it was. Maybe it will come back to me tonight.