I write. I quilt. I cook. I take photographs. What else is there?
Sunday, May 9, 2010
You know, now that I'm using the 50wt Aurifil, I'm beginning to see the difference in all kinds of threads. The Robison-Anton thread I bought recently quilts differently than the Aurifil. As does Wonderfil. I was reading DG's blog today and it said that a student can bring two different machines, use them in the same exact way, and they'll behave differently. I know my machine is like that. The things that are supposed to work well with my machine don't. And the things that are supposed to be horrible with my machine are! That leaves me experimenting a lot. Here's my latest shipment of thread. The Burgandy (left side) is so dark it almost looks black. Now ask me why I bought Burgandy thread. Go ahead, ask. Answer: I have no idea!
Here's some of yesterday's FMQ. I always seem to get to a point where I have to stop and think with these things and where I'll go next. They aren't automatic yet. I kinda wonder if they will be. In this case, I want to add some more big items to fill in some of that dead space. Maybe some leaves. Maybe something abstract. Those are 1" pins, so you'll get an idea of scale.
Today's FMQ was requilting my "ouch" on Prairie Children. I should finish it tomorrow (Good Lord willin' and the creek don't rise).