Thursday, March 14, 2013

Quilting For The Birds

Before the background quilting began... I did a very small invisible thread zigzg around the elements of the birds. Working with invisible thread generally means a significant lowering of tension on the top thread.I   I also used invisible in the bobbin too.  ( Wind slower than other threads to avoid stretching and minimize breakage.)  We are really close here and thus you can see the stitching not as easily seen in normal viewing.

I then chose a one of my favorite fillers ( I call it "wonk") that goes fairly quickly and easily supports  3 fundamental scroll shapes: square-like scrolls, rectangle-like scrolls, and the same idea on triangles.
The shape chosen depends on what you need to fill an area.

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