This was quilted on my sitdown longarm.
This was all a test before I quilted the larger piece. This piece is 40 inches tall x 30 wide approximately. The cameo depicts the goddesses Selene of the dawn and Eos of the dusk. I used my Innova longarm to quilt the images (I know, I know - two longarms???). And I am so happy that I could do that. I turned off the stitch regulator to do the quilting, it makes the machine run so much smoother - no jerking me around. I even used the longarm to couch that braid around the circle. The inner circle is made with a creamy radiance fabric and it is inset into slipper (the pink color) radiance fabric. I still needed to paint in some shadows in this photo.
Here is the cameo that I used to make this quilt.
I may need to add more wool batting to the chest of Selene... I tried steam and starch to get rid of her chest wrinkles. I will figure it out. That's what's fun about trying new stuff, it takes a little finagling to get the kinks worked out - then either it does or it doesn't. Here is the bound and finished piece. I am thinking about making a slit in the back and stuffing that wrinkled chest with more batting, then sewing it closed like the trapunto of yesteryear.
I dunno, it was a fun project, but I think I'll move on to something else. I have an idea for a new art challenge: Threads of resistance challenge I don't get too worked up about politics in general, but I am concerned about some environmental issues. If you want to talk politics with someone, look elsewhere, I just hate that sort of thing. So I will have my little say with art in this challenge. I will keep you updated.
“I realized something on the ride. I realized if I wait until I'm not scared to try new things, then I'll never get to try them at all.”
― Marie Sexton,
― Marie Sexton,
Have a great day, karen Lambdin, proud to be a quilter