Monday, September 10, 2012

The Worn Door

The 2 sweet young ladies are seated on a stoop and leaning against a colorful though highly worn door revealing some elements of raw wood here and there.  This should be fun to quilt.

You can see the unquilted area is  purposely somewhat unevenly painted and has rubbed elements of wood grain.   I chose to quilt the aqua door with a 35 wt. 1" repeat variegated thread called Caribe by YLI Variations. My machine seems to like YLI's thread.. works for me!!!  This is a large door so there are days involved in this quilting effort.  I just have to push onward as I am on my own deadline.  I don't use a stitch regulator on my home machine... I'm more comfortable without one. I quilt fairly slow by most measures. That allows me to make really tight curved turnarounds as seen here at the bottom edge of the door.
Here's an overall pic. of a  small finished area.   I'll write more later about enhancing wood grain.

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