Next stage of the quilt.

I had a busy day yesterday catching up on business and emails. Sometimes I procrastinate too long. It's easy to do that when you're on the road… you sort of have an excuse, but then I have to face the backlog.

So if you are one of those students that have waited a few weeks for an email, sorry.

But I've done it now.

I finished the Christmas shopping as well yesterday. I hate those supermarkets with frosty the snowman jingling in the background.

For the past 8 weeks I've favored the arm I broke last year and let Keith lift the cases…. then I had to lug a darn big turkey up the stairs… it was a mammoth achievement.

OK, to the quilt.

I've finished the immediate background quilting, I'm really happy with it and I added applique from the spare fabric. It softens the base of the picture… I will quilt and applique it with smoke mono filament thread, I don't want the border quilting to take away from the main image of the Aggy.

I'm going to make 2 or 3 dimensional aggy leaves like these…. why don't I just create some and applique them… well I like the shadow effect…. MMMM, I suppose I could illustrate the shadow, but I like the textural feel of dimensional leaves.

The real leaves enhance and balance the color of the thread painting.

I used 50 weight Superior Masterpiece thread and one of their new top stitch organ needles.

5 Comments Add yours

  1. Chris John says:

    Pam, do you have a picture in your head of the finished piece when you start or does it evolve as you go?
    Are you planning on using this as a class technique?
    I am finding your thinking processes fascinating as this piece evolves and it is something a student doesn’t usually have access to as most teachers show a completed piece of work to a class.
    It is the thinking processes more so than the technique and product which enables a student to become independent of the teacher as it teaches them to learn for themselves.
    I love it. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Lynn Spillane says:

    Lovely….I like the way the leavs softens the background.

  3. Nola says:

    The development of your Aggy is facinating Pam. You seem to have added fern type leave and changed their colour to soften the original outline.
    God’s blessings for you, Keith and your family as we celebrate Christmas.

  4. Pam says:

    Nola, it’s not finished yet…. but I’m happy with the way it’s progressing so far.

  5. Susan S says:

    What is an Aggy for those who are not knowledgeable about plants? It is fascinating to see how your pieces evolve. Are the fern leaves on top of the fern batik?

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