Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Bacchanalia begins

I got started on the first layer of thread in the latticework of the quilt today. It's tedious, but addicting! I can't seem to pull myself away...thought I'd post my progress while dinner is cooking, then I can get right back to it later.
For those of you familiar with this style of machine, you'll notice that I've mounted it upside down. The reasons for this are :
1) that I want to make sure this is perfectly square, so I am working the background first from the area I anticipate the least stitching to the most. (I've put masking tape on my leaders to make sure that this lines up perfectly each time I advance the quilt).
2) The background was a humdinger to draw. I want to make sure it's right as I go, so I'm working from the areas it is most obvious and well established out into those where it's a little more nebulous.
As I said earlier, this is my first pass with thread. I'm using a Silco Multi, #SCM24, for my top thread and a neutral Aurofil for the bobbin. Once the whole background is in place, I'll come in with a couple of darker threads to punch in some subtle shadowing.
Just for reference sake - the little crosshatches and parallel lines are no more than 1/8" apart.
Itchin' to get stitchin',


Quilt Nut said...

wow. it is fantastic Lisa

Lisa said...

Thanks - I hope it comes out the way I see it in my mind. At very least I'll have had tons of practice with rulers by the end of it!

Debra Spincic said...

Totally like Rad, man! Way beyond my skill level!!

Lisa said...

Oh Debra - you made me laugh out loud! Thanks!