Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Ta Da! A Finished Quilt

I took this picture while standing on a ladder in a very dimly lit room. It is a miracle it even turned out this good. I call this "Planetary Motion". I machine quilted and then added some embroidery, using a Melody Johnson varigated pearl cotton. I've tried to use this embroidery thread before and it never showed to it's best advantage.

But on the dye painted fabric the thread looks fabulous and makes everything look so much more interesting. The variations in the dye show up more. Gosh, I like this.

More interesting little x's. This was fun to work on and it will have a hanging pocket added during Project Runway--if I can do two things at once. It may NOT be possible. On Thursday I will hang "Planetary Motion" at the library. They are really nice to me there and let me hang my quilts behind the Lending Desk--everyone in town gets to see them.

9 comments:

Deborah said...

Those detail shots look like they could be part of your McDonald's painting. Love the yellow and the road-like lines. Love the x's! We'll have to come see it in real life!

mary m. said...

Joanne,

What a happy, inspired quilt! Your embroidery is great....tell us more how you made this...what kind of dye did you use?

Sonji Hunt said...

Great color and energy. A really fun quilt! I'm a big fan of the embroidery, too.

kathy said...

very nice joanne...I especially like the variegated threads...ala melody?

Micki said...

What a bright and cheery quilt. Nice quilting and embroidery work on it.

Elle said...

I love the colors and you're right, the variegated thread works well with it!

Scrapmaker said...

Beautiful, and you are so right about the embroidery. Jen

Deb R said...

Beautiful quilt, Joanne, and I love the extra touch of the embroidery.

Frances said...

beautiful quilt Joanne, I love perle thread embroidery/quilting and yours looks great,