Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Quilting Underway for Commission Piece

I have been quilting for several days at this point. The leaves are outlined and the veins put in. Always feels good to get the outlining of the motifs done. Then I can begin removing some of the basting lines. That starts revealing what the piece will look like when finished.

The photo shows one of the leaves. Some of the basting remains.

Tomorrow I will be working on the stems and berry. Then comes the background. That always takes a lot of time, but really adds punch to the piece by allowing the lesser quilted motifs to stand out from the more heavily quilted background areas.

As said before, I really love what the quilting adds. It takes on a sculptural feel once the quilt lines are laid in giving dimension and adding life to the work.