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!