It’s a lovely feeling to finally finish the background to a quilt which has been a long time in the making so far. All the planets (circles) on the “black” background are now standing out as I wanted them to. The background has been tightly stippled with a black metallic thread, which sparkles when the quilt is moved or you look at it at different angles, but the sparkle doesn’t photograph well at all.
The stitching shows up better on the back, where you can sort of see the spiralling into the black hole, (not quite in the centre).
and a close-up view
That was the easy part, now comes the embellishing to add definition to each circle and show how each is part of the spiral into the black centre. Lots of silver and grey ribbons and threads to be attached, probably beads too.
Come back next year to see how I am getting on with it !
I have just finished an online class with Ellen Lindner of Adventure Quilter.com called Sticky Fingers, a great tecchnique for collage and one I will certainly use in my landscapes. She has another online class starting soon called Double Reverse Applique, that one sounds fun too.
Here’s my finished art work
Having an unused door in our passageway, I am making a panel to hang over it. Here it is ready for quilting.
I love these panels and have used them before as centres for bigger quilts, but this one will be on its own. I’ll do lots of background filler designs in a dark blue to complement the design already there.