I guess after you’ve made 1001 quilts you want to try some new things, get out of your comfort zone, ya know?
So when I had some Winter’s Lane scraps I decided to play around with an abstract quilt. I ended up with a nice big chunk of white space, and I kept envisioning a big red tree there. Hmmm? I could try and draw it with thread! I googled thread painting and there are some amazing images of what people can draw with thread.
I ironed some interfacing on the back and set to work trying my hand at thread painting. I put the feed dogs down and used the darning foot. So fun!! I just free handed it and let the lines go where they may.
The trunk is straight stitch and the branches are using a zig zag stitch. It’s totally a rookie try, and this one will probably end up shoved in a scrap bin, but I think I want to explore this technique some more!
What new things are you trying lately?