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Wednesday, February 13, 2013

I finished the binding on my table runner this a.m.!  (the flowers/vase are from Jan!  Thanks, Jan!!) This started off as a piece of batik...

Thought it would be a good time to practice my FMQing...yikes...I haven't been doing any free motion work other than my self portrait so figured I should get back in the swing of things!  Not good!!  I just couldn't get comfortable with my hands or speed...plus my seating here is different....ok, that's all the excuses I can think of!!  But I'll keep trying!


After looking at the quilting, I thought I'd just cover with some paint....so I mixed some of my white paint with textile medium then rolled the paint on top.  Looked ok but still a little bland so I went back over some of the feathers with a deep grey, almost black thread.  

That worked for me...then I added a black/white batik for the binding.  It doesn't look too bad on the table and with my b/w dishes I think it will be a fun addition for when the ladies come to lunch on Tues.
It's quite warm today and we've had the air on since last night.  Good sleeping at least.  I'm going to take Kalee to the post office and maybe for a walk.  We didn't walk yet this a.m. so we need to get moving!!

3 comments:

Nancy said...

The runner looks very pretty. Like you, I find that all conditions must be right to feel comfortable doing free-motion!

Createology said...

I cannot imagine FMQing anything. Your table runner is stunning and your addition of the paint really adds depth to the feathers. Lovely and ready for a luncheon party! Happy walking...

Mary Stori said...

What a fabulous, festive project......and do I ever wish I had 1/10th of your FMQ skills!!!!