Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Quilt Therapy

Do you ever have a day when you need to hide in the sewing room and just make something? I had one of those days this week.

I decided to try and thread paint the applique design from this quilt:

I grabbed some thread:

The threads are Accent, Konfetti and Tutti, all from WonderFil.

I sat down at my sweet Sweet Sixteen (my new sewing machine) and tensioned it to run multiple threads:

(I took the time to get it just right.)

I started filling in the shapes:

Suddenly, a flower appeared!

A short time later, the thread painting was complete:

Next it needed to be quilted:

(Now you know my secret: I watch Law & Order dvds on my laptop while machine quilting.)

The inner circle was quilted:

I added some simple quilting in the border and bound it:

This 14-inch square quilt was finished at the end of a day of quilt therapy.

I felt much better!


Helen in the UK said...

Love the quilting on both versions - so different! Glad your 'therapy' day had the desired effect :)

Unknown said...

I love it - it looks great. Just staying home and stitching away is the best therapy anyone can prescribe!

Jessim said...

Wow! That is incredible. I had no idea you could run multiple threads through a needle.


Darx said...

Wow! Looks beautiful :) Who doesn't love a little murder with their crafting??

Donna said...

Very pretty!

Quilt therapy beats a bad mood any day.

Leeanne said...

What fun play time, looks great!