Sunday, September 9, 2012

The Little White Dress

Both the young girls on this quilt top have sweet but soiled little dresses.. mostly white.  I've come to learn that  on a painted fabric image, when shadows and soil are painted first, a simple 40 wt thread even when fairly densely quilted will not overpower the  darker image underneath. I once changed threads to a darker value... much more work and I find without great benefit.  I somewhat enjoy the resulting transparency that comes with this method.  What do you think?

1 comment:

deborah stanley said...

I love the effect! thanks for sharing - looks fabulous!