Quilting Dram

This weekend, I’ve actually spent some time at the sewing machine, working on the quilting for Dram. I’ve been trying to make the sail and sailors the foreground, and getting the rest of the scenery to recede. There will be some free motion quilting involved soon, but most of my work to date has been with the walking foot.

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Sky, in gentle waves

Gently lapping waves, more densely quilted

I’m using Aurifil Mako 50 wt thread for quilting, in a variety of colors- white, light and dark grey, blue, and even a little black.  I have a variegated blue that I will likely be using next for the lighter sky colors.

As usual, I’m getting a little anxious about the free motion quilting, as I don’t want to mess it up, and I’m a bit unsure as to what would make the best background.  I want the seam lines that represent the rigging to be visible and prominent, but I want the sky to recede and the boat to come forward.   Dilemmas, dilemmas.


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