|From “A Wrinkle In Time” Feb 2, 2012|
|“Tulip in the Works”|
|Bloom is 9.5″ wide by 8.25″ tall|
And I deliberately chose to only add beads to the bottom ‘snowy-frosty flowers’ on this piece. The top ones are more indicative of snow falling, where the bottom is well, just creative in how you want to look at it.
YLI Fusions. It’s a size 24/3 ply thread meaning it is THICK, top stitching type of thread. It requires a size 100 needle… and perhaps even 110, depending on the application, machine, fabric. I had a tough time getting to come off the spool smoothly, and needed to use a separate thread stand, as the thread ‘stuck’ from the wooden roughness on the cone, as you can see here:
And just a hint on the tulip ‘peeking from the binding-right hand side:
Otherwise, on all my other thread applications, I used exclusively, Superior Thread’s “Rainbows” in solid and variegated polyester, a 40 weight thread. Masterpiece in white (most often) was in my bobbin, and I used their newer, 3 ply that I recently ordered. Love it! Oh, I used King Tut in white to outline the word, ‘bloom.’
Figuring out what to do with the open ‘blank space’ that was open to the left of the tulips was a bit of a challenge. What to do? And then suddenly, this past Tuesday evening, the idea of the word ‘bloom’ came. And I wanted to do a different style of what I will call ‘word quilting.’ This style excited me, and it was also a good practice point for me—attempting such heavy stitchery on a delicate papery-fabric surface, and it’s quite easy to pierce it in such a way that it makes a hole & tears away. I was thankful this did not happen! And… the best part of all? IT WAS FUN!
I am considering whether I should enter this piece in the Quilting Arts Reader Challenge? Maybe you should consider one of your pieces, too!
Whether or not you do – I hope you have some fun today!
Thank you for stoppin’ in!