Thursday, July 7, 2016
Here is a close up of the quilting:
I wanted it to look like 'wind' blowing. I think it does.
If you notice, the fabric that is on the take up roller, the backing with the city skape on it, I have a funny story to tell. See how some of the buildings are printed in grey? Well, I am using grey thread for the quilting. I went to check the back of the quilting while I was doing the first pass (I do this with a flashlight and by looking underneath). All I could see, at first glance, was big old grey eyelashes of thread on the back! That upset me, of course, until I took a closer look and realised that was the curve of the top of a drawing done in grey, with little lines going down to the inside! Duh!
So all was well that ended well. No big eyelashes or anything.
I only did about an hour's worth of work on it last night. I didn't want to get too worn out on it, because it is a gift. I want the quilting to look as nice as possible.
One thing I need to do is make a conscious effort to keep my speed constant. I don't usually use the stitch regulator, so if I get to going to fast, my stitches get bigger.
I hope to get downstairs to work on it some more tonight.