When I got into the studio this morning, I finished piecing this top together. The center main area is hand painted with dye-paints, and the circles to the right side are soy wax batik pieces I did. Went together fairly quickly.
I loaded the quilt onto the long arm frame, then had this glamorous studio lunch:
Then I quilted, and I quilted, and I quilted! This is what came off the frame today:
And here are some close up shots of details:
It still needs some extras on it, for emphasis and punch..unsure of what it really needs to do that yet.
I did have an "oh crap" moment. I was doing the very small tight circles in the swirl section, but when I finished with the last block, I realized I hadn't checked the tension after changing the top thread. :( This is never a good thing to forget to do!
This is what the back looks like:
You should not see any yellow thread, but as you see, there is a lot back there. Know what that means?? It means I will be spending countless hours picking the stupid stitches out, which will be awful as it is VERY heavily quilting. *sniffle*
When I got home, my package from CreativeCrystal.com was waiting for me! It's the hotfix crystals I need to finish off my MQS piece! Yahoo! :) I will probably spend part of the night picking through the mix, for the colors that I want to use!
Now I'm off to start picking out the uh-oh stitching. I will sound like a frog all night....rippit...rippit...rippit!