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InstructionsJust jumped in on making this, without overthinking it. It turned out a lot better than I anticipated, looks kind of vintage I think. Teeny tiny quilting is possible if you use fine thread! Finished size is 12.5"x13.5". My first try I filled the area around the center flower with the variegated thread and it was just too much, so I ripped it out (scribble stitching, took about four hours!) and ...
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Type of item: Home Decor
Style: Retro / Vintage
Silk dupionni top; cotton backing and batting; silk and acrylic and Bottom Line threads
What was your inspiration?
Cindy's class. I just jumped in.
What are you most proud of?
It turned out better than I anticipated. It was fun, too, I didn't think I was going to enjoy this type of quilting and I did. Then again, what's not to like about any aspect of quilting? ;-)
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
I used a pink clay pencil type marker and the marks didn't come out with brushing. So I had to wash it, which took away a lot of the luster and pouf of the silk. It looked a lot better before washing, so I'm disappointed about that. But had to get rid of the marks, of course. So if I did another using silk dupionni I'd figure a marking tool that didn't require washing the finished pieced to remove marks. Also, I would not recommend picking out scribble stitches in the middle of your project, it requires a lot of experience to handle that stretched-out and puckered fabric and get it back together.