Light , Shadow, dimension and texture

Project Description

What are you most proud of? I am pleased with my first attempt at using thread to create depth, texture and shadow in one project. I would like to do more layering/overlapping in my next practice/learning project I hope to apply some of lessons I learned through this project for the next one. What advice would you give someone starting this project? Go for it. Practice, Practice. Practice. And then practice some more.

What you will need

  • Kona cotton fabric
  • -Fusi Boo -Bamboo blend fusible batting
  • -Top stitch 90/14 needle
  • -Red thread -Coats & Clark quilting 35wt
  • -Gold thread -Sulky viscose embroidery 40wt
  • -Cream thread - Superior So Fine 50wt

Q&A with Dena_LivinH20

Scheri Manson asked:
First attempt? You found a niche.....beautiful
Dena_LivinH20 answered:
Hi Scheri, Thank you. Yes, this was my first time using multiple threads with different weights and color in one project. Normally, I use one thread at time. The second challenge was FMQg feathers in more than one direction.
2626shirl asked:
How did you like the fusible bamboo blend? I've looked at it in the store but didn't buy it due to not knowing how well it would quilt. Your project is gorgeous I certainly don't see any major mistakes.
Dena_LivinH20 answered:
So far, I really like the Fusi-Boo blend batting. It is thin, repositionable, but the bond is good, and easy to quilt.
Marie Joerger asked:
WOW! and we are definitely our own worst critics!! This is beautiful! and I would not think that the 'star' behind the moon was a mistake - it looks great just the way you did it! Can't wait to see what you do next now that you have a 'little' practice :) And did I say WOW!!!!
Dena_LivinH20 answered:
lol, Yes, I guess we are. Thanks for the reminder. And thanks for the double wow! :-)
MamaThadeus asked:
It's a beautiful project. You are a genius with feathers. You judge yourself harshly - maybe that's why you're so good but I couldn't imagine doing half as well as you. I haven't been brave enough to machine quilt so I am getting quite a collection of UFO's. I want to let your small projects inspire me to learn this summer.
Dena_LivinH20 answered:
Hi, Go for it!!! Small projects are ideal for practicing. I have used tons of practice sandwiches made from fat quarters(I get 4 sandwiches from 2 FQs) . I used as many of these sandwiches as I need to practice before I stitch on a "real" project. lol...yep. I have a collection of UFOs too. I promised not to piece another project until I tackle the half dozen quilts hanging on my door.
Beads11 asked:
Excellent project, well done, a lot of hard work!
Dena_LivinH20 answered:
Thank you. Yes, it was challenging, but worth it. The small stippling for shadowing was the hardest part.

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