Nellie"s Needles

Saturday, January 19, 2008


The upper right corner is coming along. I'm pleased with the reverse applique on the discharged black linen block. Yarns are couched over the cut edges of the appliques, plus there are couched yarn spirals filling in the background. The variegated yarn outlining the circles looks like neon lights.
I've worked on the four 6" blocks for each of the corners. They began as blocks made for Caron's "and still counting" project. These are stitched with variegated floss (2 ply) and she really wants those spirals for her project to be stitched with black thread.
A variegated yarn is couched next to the rows of colonial knots. My free-motion echo quilting is a bit crude because there's no extra fabric to grasp for ease of control while stitching it. Oh well ... I think the wavering lines exudes extra energy.

PS: An album of photos for the documentation of this project is located in the side bar. Just click on the cover photo. Another window will open in Picassa to view the album of photos.


Quilt Pixie said...

I really like how this corner is developing! The yellow background fabric with bits of cut blue spiral on them keep my eye moving well here.

Lisa said...

It's so interesting reading and seeing your progress on this. Thanks for taking the time to share with us.

jenclair said...

I love the way the various spirals are finding their places in your design!

Virginia Wieringa said...

The tutorial is so wonderful! To see the thinking process of the design and to see the design strengthening is very helpful. Gotta git me one o' them thar design walls!