Sunday, November 30, 2014

Quilting a 'mini' Father Christmas

I had such fun teaching in Houston this year....   With a smaller class on Monday preceding the Festival, I was able to demonstrate painting a mini version of what students were doing full sized.  It took only a small amount of time once home to finish this demo version so I did that and today have quilted it much the same way I did my large version.  The  dark background was quilted with Superior So Fine #436 as it closely matches the Tsukineko #93  blue bayou color ink used. ..
An overlapping curved veil fill pattern extended throughout the  dark background .

Quilting of his coat, beard,  and goodie sack  was a 100 wt poly ( Invisafil)  A flexible teardrop fill on the coat, a sort of fire flame pattern for the coat fur.
A bit of darker "So Fine" thread meander at the base of his coat and an echoed white thread snow drift pattern at the very bottom and the cold blue snow area on either side of Father Christmas. 
Boy oh Boy... this was a lot faster quilting effort than the bigger version.
Now to finish the border.

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