Sunday, its been a tradition that I do the ironing early in the morning and I listen to a program called 'Australia all over'.
I guess you could call it an institution. Over the years I grew to like the show’s gentle rhythm and I felt I was keeping in touch with the roots of Australians all over this country.
I had a
lot of ironing to do in the 'old' days, every child wore a uniform to school
and I was darn fussy about they way they were laundered and ironed…
sometimes I wonder why.
Ironing done, this morning, I began quilting and as often happens when I start, I find it hard to stop… so I've been quilting all day.
I finished the Wolf quilt yesterday and I'm happy with the way it turned out.
When I create a new piece I write everything down as if I'm writing a pattern, and I did that with this quilt. However, I don't think I'm going to teach this technique.
The piece of fabric at the bottom was a border I purchased in Thailand and I know you can buy it commercially at Quilt festival booths.
I have a lot of strips of embroidery and I will do another similar quilt and add the ethnic embroidery to the bottom.
This is not the first time I have 'lit' the outline on a quilt. I did it in black with my Rhino and with ink in the 'Quilters' its a basic art technique.
I've enjoyed the experiment in color. I really enjoyed working with the vibrancy of the blue and orange.
Now I'm wondering if I can do a realistic cat and do it in blue.?
This allows me to achieve a more painterly effect. The background is basic straight quilting.