Found more marbles!
Quilting Lost My Marbles is a slow process. With each new circle I stare for a while to figure out what to do then I have to mark the segments and I'm slow quilting because the ruler angles get awkward moving around the circle. I often make mistakes and have to rip out stitching and start over. It probably takes me close to 20 minutes for each one. That's why I love having zippered leaders. I can work on this one slowly and take breaks to do veterans or other quilts in between.
But here are 5 more marbles that I finished this week. I'm coming to the end of the small marbles and then will have 18 big ones to do.
You will notice that the contrast is not good in some of them. That is on purpose although they show up a lot more in real life because the thread is shiny. I picked 3 colors of thread (light, medium and dark) for the marbles. I have 3 more light, medium and dark thread for the background quilting. I'm using this quilt as am experiment in value to help me with future quilts. This one isn't meant for show or anything. It's just for me so I've made it into a laboratory for several things.
2/20/2019 10:54:29 am
Oh my gosh, Vicki - I think you should definitely show this one! I think it's very intriguing...I love the subtle colors and spirograph quilting.
2/20/2019 12:19:11 pm
The first one is my favorite of this group. I guess the slight S curve is what makes this one seem so calm yet vibrant.
Becky in VA
2/20/2019 08:37:37 pm
2/21/2019 08:11:43 am
It is always fun and inspiring to see what you are doing with the marbles.
2/21/2019 06:25:28 pm
I know all about contemplating my navel while I try to think of what to do next on my landscapes. Sometimes I think I spend more time staring at it than I do in the execution! Having said that, your staring at marbles has yielded some great results!
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I'm Vicki Welsh and I've been making things as long as I can remember. I used to be a garment maker but transitioned to quilts about 20 years ago. Currently I'm into fabric dyeing, quilting, Zentangle, fabric postcards, fused glass and mosaic. I document my adventures here.