Finished? – Not quite!July 17, 2016 at 2:49 pm | Posted in Embroidery, Patchwork, Quilting | 5 Comments
My Mexican Bird project is progressing nicely. In fact, I took a picture a couple of weeks ago that I could easily sell as the finished quilt:
The machine quilting is finished, and a nice pink binding added, but I’m not quite there. If you look at the picture of the painting this is inspired by, there’s lots of white highlights:
I’ve added the tiny feathery lines with machine quilting before binding the quilt, and I’m now working on the stronger lines in some of the leaves and the dots between the stems and the leaves:
The spiral on the leaf is worked in chain stitch, the dots are done in French knots. Here’s another area where you can see both:
While the effect is subtle when seen from a distance, I think it really makes a difference, here’s an area where the dots are still missing for comparison:
I’m also thinking about highlighting the centres of the petals of the pink flowers, since they are a bit flat currently. Lots of TV stitching ahead!