This quilt of many colors, needs threads to match!
The plan was to use the thread colors as elements of the colors shift within the rows.
This did mean MANY thread changes on the longarm, which I really didn’t mind.
I used my longarm rulers to stitch straight lines and circles. I went over each line 3 times to build up the thread. I also used a really small stitch length on the longarm (16 stitches per inch instead of 11) With the straight lines this is doable, but as I later discovered, the circular lines gave me trouble.
I stitched around the shapes within the rows. Echoes of the shapes, inwards and outwards. Sometimes I shifted the shapes.
And I added some ‘ghost’ bubbles to fill the empty space.
The bigger inset circles on the bottom of the quilt did make me question why I ever decided on the concept of going over the ruler work three times. My circles just worn’t really circular and the ruler work just emphasized the inaccuracies.
The circular rulers did slip way more than I liked, even with all the sticky stuff/grippy pads on the back. Or maybe I just was getting to the end of my patience. 😉 Whenever the mistakes where really obvious, I did unpick, but certainly not everywhere where I stitched in a wrong direction.
It was quite a task to photograph this quilt in its entirety, standing on the stairs, precariously stretching my arms to hold the camera above the quilt. But, I did it!
The quilt will be bound and get a sleeve. It will go on my wall in the living room. Later it will go the the bedroom, once another quilt can take its place.
What do you think… should I add a traditional binding or finish the quilt with a facing on the back?
Hope the sun was shining where you are today.