Thursday, June 5, 2014
A learning tool......
Just pulled this small wallhanging off the long arm. Try to ignore the chalked in feathers
I have been wanting to do this wall hanging that Eve made several years ago.
(Eve is a friend at a retreat that I go to yearly and that particular year she made "everyone" something that had her applique on it). I thought it would be a good practice piece for the long arm.
This was my first time doing micro-stippling that I did around the appliqued paisley.
Also, it was my first time doing the orange peel. I did this free hand rather than using a ruler.
I, also, learned that you don't do feathers on a busy background. Either that or you don't use So Fine thread to do them in because you can't SEE them!!! Maybe if I had used Glide, I would have been better able to see where I was going or where I had been.
So of course, on the back, I have missed feathers, overlapped feathers, feathers going in the wrong direction, etc.
I had used chalk to draw on my feathers some time ago....long before I took Karen McTavish's classes. Of course, I didn't follow those. I was doing my own thing and my own thing wasn't all that good, but like I said....this was a learning experience and I learned a lot.
Oh and to top it off, I now know how to add extra backing to a quilt that is already on the long arm.
For as small as this quilt was, I learned a lot.
Next......the ABC quilt is loaded onto Millie.
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