I think people would be surprised to hear how nervous I get before beginning to quilt a new piece. So much depends on the quilting doesn't it? I'll do anything rather than start but there's only so much time wasting you can get away with. I couldn't put the dreaded moment off any longer so this morning the Moth quilt (which I must start to call by its proper name - 'Stray Thoughts', should you be interested!) was pinned onto the longarm machine. I've been quilting on my Mega Quilter for most of my recent work but Moth is quite big and the longarm would make life easier.
The first thing I had to do was select the threads - who'd have thought I needed so many colours?
I'll need all these greys to keep the variation of value in the background.
And these brights should be just right.
I'm hoping these gentle pales will warm some of the background areas.
So, I couldn't put off the evil moment any longer - I had to start. Stitching the background with thread colours that match the background fabric closely is the most forgiving way to get into the zone! I'm sure I'll relax once I've done a bit more stitching! I shall be working on this over the weekend and will let you see how things develop.
Thank you for reading!
Talk to you again soon, Linda