Friday, September 11, 2009

Week One, September: Doodles on Radiance

For September, I've decided to use some Zentangle sketches to machine and hand embroider.  Last week, I used bobbin drawing to create this sketch of fern fiddleheads that the Zentangle people call fescu.  I had some problems machine quilting on Radiance, so I added some light fusible interfacing to the back of the fabric before I made the quilt sandwich.  For this design, I didn't need to do any handwork, but all of the next quilts are either entirely or partially worked by hand.  

The Radiance worked nicely with the interfacing to stabilize it; I didn't get the puckers I was getting before.  You can see, on the left hand side, where the machine tension changed, so I'll have to be careful to keep consistent tension even as I switch bobbins.  Oh, and how is this circles, you might ask?  Well, silly, those fiddleheads on the top are circular, aren't they?  That's my story, anyway. 


norma said...

Ooooo, one of my favorite color combinations and I love ferns! What's not to like? Nice piece!

LaughingLG said...

I love ferns, too. That unfurling is so compelling.