Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Porthole - Indigo Rocket

Indigo Rocket

Rather than making a standard quilting block, I tried to use some of my blue shibori pieces to make a design and this triangular pattern was what came about.  I wanted to say something about the quilting lines.  I have found that quilting around the design obfuscates the pattern.  So this time I tried the "corduroy" quilting. Somehow these straight lines allow you to see the subtlety of the cloth.  To add a bit of interest I used a variegated thread, so when there is low contrast the thread "disappears" and in high contrast areas it "sparks".  It is not controllable, but I think control is over-rated.    

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