Art Every Day, Wednesday, July 24, 2013,
Here is today's new piece. It utilizes some pieced fabric that I made up for a video demo last week. I used the quilt as you go technique to piece the alternating black and warm/pieced sections.
Then, I made the big mistake of deciding to quilt using a variegated thread to stitch the black sections with long, simple feathers. My machine didn't like the thread at all and broke about 20 times in the first 5" of stitching. So, I switched needles, messed with the tension, blah, blah, blah. But, to no avail. So then I switched machines. No help there either, so I switched threads. Better, no breaking, but yucky tension issues. I finally just gave up and finished the quilting.
So, here it is. If the tension were good, I would like it. I like the flow achieved by stitching the feathers in alternating directions and I love the color way. Wait until you see what I've got coming for tomorrow! I'm trying to catch up on some of the days I've missed.