Have you ever been so involved in the stitching that you’ve lost track of the equipment? On my forth ‘snowflake’ style appliqué I apparently was so mesmerized from guiding the appliqué under the needle that I had no idea I was running out of thread. Halfway through my last appliqué the top thread ran out. Whoops, it is 5:00 PM. The thread store is closed until tomorrow…assuming they still have this color in stock. Here is what I have been working on:
I was told the buttonhole stitch works well on appliqué so I took that route. I do like the tightness of the buttonhole stitch much better. Once I got the hang of it, generally you can’t tell the edges are raw because they are completely hidden. With a little more practice, I might not bother to learn the correct way to appliqué! I used my point and shoot camera for these pics, which I need to stop using, so I am hoping you will use your imagination here.
This is a little better angle. I like the bit of motion in the middle. So now I will put this quilt top aside for a bit until I locate more thread. In the meantime, I need to think about the design I will use to free motion quilt this area of the quilt.
You might be happy to know that I am going to stop being so lazy with my photographs. I will make myself use my DSLR. Now, if I’m not in the mood to THINK and adjust the DSLR, I run to my point and shoot camera. However, shortly I will be taking a two day DSLR camera class at a local art college so that I can more easily pick up the camera and start taking good photographs immediately. Then I will artistically position my quilts and have a lovely history of my endeavors. Well, that is the plan anyway.
I, too, use my point and shoot camera: My cellphone! I’ve never been too interested in photography, but I should pay more attention myself. I love the idea of using the buttonhole stitch around the appliques….it’s a great one!
PS: Now that it is after Christmas, we need a photograph of the cutting table. (-:
I’m surprised that you use your phone. I think your photos are good; more artistically posed than mine, too.
I don’t have the cutting table yet. I told them there was no hurry on delivery as they were very busy and mine is a full delivery, carry upstairs, etc. With a little luck by the 14th.
OK. I can wait until the 14th….or later!