|"Pi E2 [Exponentially Embellished"|
46.25" x 46.25"
The fusible appliqué of the stylized prints, bright blenders and postmodern triadic color scheme (red-orange, turquoise and buttery lemon yellow) begged for something more than a mere zigzag or cliché buttonhole edge stitch. Bring out the threads! 40 wt., 30 wt., variegated... in the full color gamut.
|Time to play with all the threads! The variegated-er... the better.|
|Experimenting with stitch length and width.|
|Decorative stitching on raw-edge appliqué.|
|Variegated threads, decorative stitching on Sisley fabric collection.|
|All free-motion quilting done with my Janome 6500.|
|Free-motion quilting using the piecing, stencils|
and hand drawn chalk line for guides.
Unquilted top: 48" x 48" Finished size: 46.25" x 46.25".
38.5 hours of free-motion quilting on a domestic sewing machine (Janome 6500). 7.5 bobbins of 60 wt. poly (Bottom Line by Superior Threads).
Threads include: 30 wt. cotton (Blendables by Sulky), 40 wt. cotton (YLI, and King Tut by Superior), 50 wt. cotton (Tutti and Konfetti by WonderFil, MasterPiece by Superior, and Aurifil), and 60 wt. poly (Bottom Line by Superior) in the bobbin and for the background stippling. The quilting was completed and the binding and label attached at the end of July.
|Detail of "Pi E2 [Exponentially Embellished]"|
|Acceptance letter from the Georgia Quilt Show|