Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Thread painting

My bobbin has just run out and I'm taking it as a sign to stop for a break. I've listened the advice of a few people and pushed on with my island piece today. After making muffins this morning and sharing them over tea with a friend, I got started.
I've now got the whole thing sandwiched with batting. I started in the sky to see how that was going to work out. I did manage to quilt out all the ripples in the water area but there are still some in the sky which I'm just going to have to accept.

I started adding some white daisies and a bit of yellow flowers when the bobbin ran out. I just have a bit more to do before I add a few hand stitched ones to the foreground.

Tomorrow is my day out-- a doctors appointment and then my few volunteer hours in the hand craft shop downtown. I'll have to wait until Thursday to get back to this piece.
Wednesdays and Fridays are my days to have the car and I try to squeeze in errands and any appointments that might arise. Usually, I swim on Wednesday morning but tomorrow I'll see the doctor. Friday, it's a haircut. I have to get decent for my drivers license renewal!
I'm linking as usual to the Needle and Thread Network.

16 comments:

monika@mysweetprairie.ca said...

That looks really good! I hate ripples. They make me cry. I think that's how I ended up replacing batting with more stabilizer in the end and not even trying art quilts. Nice job Holly!! ; )

Kate said...

That piece is wonderful. From here, you don't notice the ripples! Just stand back farther.

Linda said...

Wow Holly! It's wonderful. Looks to me like you could step right inside.

Jeito Mineiro de Ser said...

Bonito trabalho! Parabéns!
Cheguei agora no seu blog e vou aprender muito com você.
Um abraço!
Egléa

Beautiful work! Congratulations!
Now arrived at your blog and I learn a lot from you.
Hugs!
Egléa

Exuberant Color said...

I just see puffy clouds, not ripples. I think it looks great.

Kitchener Quilter said...

I agree, that wavy business just adds texture. Maybe you wanted smooth and flat, but I think it looks great the way it turned out. Very nice piece.

sherry said...

looks great...well done

Kit Lang said...

Love those hand-stitched details!

Katherine said...

Gorgeous! Your stitching is so beautiful, I don't even see the ripples, Holly. You do beautiful work.

Angela said...

Very nice

Mary Ann said...

You did a very good job getting the ripples out....very nice:)

Monica said...

It's looking good! I really like the way you have quilted the sky and water - it gives some nice perspective to the piece. I'm learning a lot!

Dolores said...

What a great piece. How big is it?

Chris said...

Hi Holly, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

Sam said...

I think it's just lovely.

Regina said...

That looks really good! And you have a great idea with scheduled errant days.