I am working on Stormy today.
Let's see where the day takes us...
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I chose a medium brown batik for the inner border
Auditioning Final Border Fabrics:
I pulled a variety of light, medium & dark fabrics and arranged them around the edges.
Medium Browns are yummy...
Medium Browns are too blendy with the inner border
Dark Fabrics are well......too dark
I love this fabric......but it just demands too much attention.
I want the horse to be center stage.
I like the light fabric......but I think I can do better
This fabric is light, but warm........the horse is the main focus.
I think we have a winner !
Basted and ready to go under the needle
Backing Fabric & Bobbin Thread
I chose a medium gray thread to blend into the backing fabric.
I plan to use 2 threads for the quilting on the horse.
There are a lot of different fabrics, and I don't plan on changing threads 30 times!
This medium brown thread will work for all of the lighter areas.
The size 75 needle will work nicely for this tiny 60 wt thread.
I warmed up on a quilt sandwich to get the tension adjusted:
I had to decrease the tension to nearly 1
All of the lighter fabrics have been quilted...
I am now ready to quilt the darker areas:
I chose a dark brown thread
All of the dark fabrics have been quilted:
Nose & Mouth........Quilted
I am using an off-white thread for the background behind the horse head:
I shadow stitched mane hair into the background fabric
Ready to Quilt the Border:
This golden yellow thread should work nicely
I want the border to be textured, but I don't want the stitches to be center stage and take away from the central horse image...
Next..... a binding treatment
I am calling it a day...
Here is the view as I push myself away from the sewing machine:
Gunnr & Suzy
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Gunnr 3 year old Boxer
Suzy 15 year old Jack Russell Terrier
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