The Waverley Art Quilters met again for the first time this year. It was good to see everyone back after the holidays. Everyone looked refreshed and eager to start the year.
When we last met we were given two reels of very fine metallic thread in various colours. Mine were pink and gold.
Life on the Reef quilt.
When it was time to start the challenge, a week before it was due, I decided to keep to my underwater theme and would try and make a Jellyfish quilt.
I was going to use a blue fabric for the background but when I put the threads on it they didn't show up enough.
So I used a black fabric to help the fine threads show up.
I drew up a little Jellyfish and then enlarged it so it would take up the entire A3 size of the quilt.
I used mostly gold organza to give that transparent floaty look.
I tried using the thread in my sewing machine but it was so fine that it was getting tangled even when I was trying to thread the machine.
I ended up sewing a chain stitch by hand and then wrapping thread around the chain stitch to make the line thicker.
I was so busy making the quilt that I forgot to take any progress photos.
Here is the finished quilt.
In the top part I added some tiny pink and gold seed beads to add some texture.
Bye for now,