Saturday, January 25, 2014

Deanna's Quilt and a Zentangle

I finished quilting Deanna's Swoon quilt yesterday - perfect for the below zero temperatures we've been having lately!  This week is to be bitterly cold here in Ohio...but boy do these bright colors make it feel a little warmer inside...

We decided on a light/medium gray thread as it blended the best with the fabrics on the front AND the back.  There is some contrast in the white, but the neat thing is the gray reads more as shadow than thread so you still see texture.  I really like how this turned out!

I am keeping this post short and sweet tonight...because it's almost 3 in the morning!!  It's so hard to force myself to go to sleep when I've waited ALL DAY LONG for peace and quite.  LOL!  Everyone is snoozing away and I have been...zentangling.  :)

I created this zentagle-ish drawing useing my Wacom tablet and Corel Painter.  Just doodling.  Doodles are wonderful because they translate really well to quilting...and ANY form of drawing seems to help not only create designs but improve your free motion quilting skills.  Plus - it's really really relaxing.  I had been tooting around in the painter program to start learning some of the functions...I'm artsy by nature so I thought I might goof around with some graphics.  This is what I ended up with!  :) I must sleep!!!  :)


Michele said...

The quilt looks great but we don't get to see the whole thing? Bummer? And yes being up at 3am was bad but I so understand. I love the early mornings when I'm up and the rest of the gang are still asleep.

Sewing Junkie said...

Val, I'm up at 2:30 am sewing baby quilt tops. I like the mornings. But I don't have young ones running around. ME time is important to us women. The quilting is beautiful. Stay warm. Chris