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Silk Sample, done

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Here are some details about my project:
Category Quilting
Type Home Decor
Style Retro / Vintage
mckennalinn on craftsy.com

What materials did you use? Silk dupionni top; cotton backing and batting; silk and acrylic and Bottom Line threads

mckennalinn on craftsy.com

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? ;-)

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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.

mckennalinn on craftsy.com

Thank you. This is a wonderful little quilt and the set of photos so informative.

11/22/2012 Flag

Great job! I never would have unpicked the scribbling so well done for persevering. It's lovely.

11/23/2012 Flag

Thanks! I added a photo of the quilt in progress, with the variegated thread as background scribble-stitching. You can see, too, how much more sheen and pouf there was to the piece before washing. Not necessarily "good" or "bad" in the absolute, just different effects, good information.

11/26/2012 Flag

It's really gorgeous, well done!

11/24/2012 Flag

I'll be able to comment as soon as I pick my jaw up off the floor. That may take some time considering how totally gorgeous this is.

11/24/2012 Flag

LOL! Thanks for your kind words.

11/26/2012 Flag

Das ist wunderschn, beautifull!

04/20/2013 Flag