Friday, March 11, 2016

Skinny lines

My skinny lines are really fun.  The narrow strips are made with my quarter inch bias maker, though they are not cut on the bias.  I hand sewed them to the background fabric with batting underneath.   The batik fabrics are especially nice to use with the bias maker.   I like how the fabrics look in such narrow bits.   I want to make more.  I really like how this looks.  The background purple is a Vicki Welsh fabric.  

My friend Wanda sent me this link on how to do skinny lines by piecing them.  I think that is beyond my skill level.  I don't think I would enjoy the process as much.  I really like playing with my skinny line pieces,  moving them around until I like how they look.  I couldn't do that if I were piecing.  But it was really fun to see how it is done.  Thanks, Wanda!

However, I am having doubts about big stitch quilting the background.   I would really enjoy doing it but I am not sure it would enhance the background.  I think the narrow strips DO enhance the background but I am not so sure about the big stitch quilting.

I think most quilters struggle to finish things.  I struggle to have enough hand work.  Hard to believe, huh?


Exuberantcolor/Wanda S Hanson said...

I think you just need to make a small sample and add the big stitch quilting and see if you like it. I can see going with a thread color similar to the background fabric so texture is created but it wouldn't detract from the design created by the strips.

donaleen said...

I'll try your idea. I love the background and don't want to detract from it, either. Thanks for speaking up. I am so crazy about big stitch quilting that I want it everywhere. Hold me back, please. Hand stitching the skinny pieces on to the backbrond was pretty fun, too.

donaleen said...

I meant background, not backbrond.