I started quilting dad's art by doing a sashiko pattern across the entire surface. This was a challenge because I wasn't sure I wanted to wet the fabric and I wasn't sure how I was going to mark it. I started with thin doctor paper (the kind that is on the doctor's exam tables) marked in my design. This didn't last long as I realized I didn't want to rip it all off. So I marked dots with a purple air erase pen to know where my curves were. I used five different colors of pink Aurifil 50 weight thread to accomplish this down the length of the quilt. I knew I had to change colors as the quilt gets darker and darker.
Then I wanted to add so pizzazz to the black lines so I found this AMAZING Wonderfil GlaMore thread which is 12 weight rayon with a twist of metallic in it. I went through the needle beautifully and only broke once on me.
Here I am testing it out finding the right tension.
See the bottom line? It has GlaMore on the bottom. It adds just a few hints of sparkle.
Here is one line all done. Both sides have been stitched.
You can find all my dad's art on his website here.
I hope you get to quilt today!