Since I showed you my plans last week, I have changed them as I just suddenly had a clearer vision of what I wanted to do.
I've started again, with a slightly different vibe.
I found my stitches evolving, and started to learn what I did and didn't like. I have kept the first project, and hope to come back to it.
I just felt like using a more muted colour palette, and after putting together this group of fabrics, I felt much more comfortable!
I layered the fabrics again, backed some of the lighter ones so there was no shadowing, and once again glued down what I could.
I left all the edges raw this time, except for the circles, which I did turn under.
Liberty is a fine enough weave to handle it, and there hasn't been much fraying at all.
And I thought I'd share this crochet cotton that I'm also using as one of my quilting cottons.
I spied it in Spotlight this week, and thought the colours were just perfect. I was very disappointed in the DMC range that they had, so thought this was worth a try.
It works fine, even if the sheen is a little flatter.
What do you think? Have you ever tried to hand quilt with crochet cotton?
I browsed the net looking for wider colour ranges, and eventually found this range on ebay.
I've ordered a few balls, and will report on what it's like when it arrives.
And this little silicone thimble is saving my fingers.
It's another cheap product that I picked for a few dollars from my local quilt shop. I'd ultimately prefer a leather Clover one, but while I'm saving up, this works just fine.
So what do you think of this texture?? I couldn't be more pleased...I really love the pops of black stitching too.
My stitches are all varying lengths, and I like the haphazardness of this.
I've put several spaced rows through to hold things down, and then the rows will be 0.25" apart.