Friday, July 8, 2011

Creative Every Day/Blue, Day 8

My Surface Design Challenge Quilt is finished! Whew! I had a lot of trouble deciding how to quilt this. I blogged a few days ago about the machine quilted faux French knots. Here's what I did with the rest.

I quilted "ghost circles" on all the circle areas of the clamp resist Shibori sections. They were fun to do and I liked the results. I used YLI Jeans Stitch thread which is very heavy and went over each little circle two or three times to give it a lot of diminution and texture.

I outline quilted on all these straight lines. These were made with a stamp I made by wrapping rubber bands around a wooden block.

These dots were made by stamping with bubble wrap. I just quilted straight lines between the rows. I tried several different things but this looked the best.

I'm glad that it's finished and can't wait to start experimenting with more Shibori. My two new books from Amazon arrived today and they both look like they are going to be terrific.....lots of new techniques to try.

I still don't have a title. Any suggestions??


Art by Rhoda Forbes said...

This is very nice Norma

Quilt Inspiration said...

The purple areas remind me of windows, so how about Shibori Windows? Love the bubble wrap printed areas and your quilting motifs.

my croft said...

are the bands and bubbles wax resist?

norma said...

The bubbles and bands are stamped with white acrylic paint.

Sarah said...

If I ever need inspiration I am guaranteed to find it here - thank you!

norma said...

Thanks you, Sarah. I couldn't find your email and was unable to comment on your blog.