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Texture by way of thread

12 May 2009


True to Melly fashion I am working on something that has bird feathers in it. I can't really say what I am making but figure I can show a small detail shot. It won't give away the house, so to speak. The interesting thing with this piece is the use of COTTON thread. I usually use rayon exclusively, But was given some cotton thread and began to wonder.

Texture and differences in texture are a basic artistic concept. The layering technique that I use merges beautifully when quilted with rayon thread, but when I opened a recent shipment of Sulky threads I began to think. Cotton has a low luster compared to rayon. It is also appears heavier in terms of weight. Doesn't the idea of mixing the two threads in a single piece count a difference in texture? 

And, um. I do believe. I yike it.

So, who amongst you plans to participate in the Inspired to Quilt Video Prompt Challenges? In an effort to gear up for that I would like to link our blogs in a "Blog Roll" so that we can each visit one an others sites. If you plan on it, please leave a comment on this post, I will take your blog link and create a list of bloggers who wish to play. If you don't have a blog no worries, you can still play.  



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Muppin wrote
on 12 May 2009 2:36 PM

I plan to participate!!!!

Jody Johnson wrote
on 12 May 2009 3:25 PM

I plan to participate. I don't have a blog however. Just one of the many things I eventually need to get around to doing!

MellyT wrote
on 12 May 2009 7:09 PM

Cheryl, you are in the blogroll, Jody! No worries. No need for a blog with the QA website! That is the great think about this new site!

on 12 May 2009 10:02 PM

I am always ready to play!  My hands are already dirty anyway.

Maggie89 wrote
on 13 May 2009 6:43 AM

I'm definitely in! please add my blog to the rollcall

Maggie impatiently waiting to order a copy of Mel's book

on 13 May 2009 12:31 PM

Hope to have my blog completed and live tonight. :D

CatherineS@2 wrote
on 14 May 2009 9:57 AM

Add me in. Just joined the forum. You go , girl!!


Cathie@11 wrote
on 14 May 2009 11:01 AM

I would like to play

on 14 May 2009 2:07 PM

I want to play, but I'm hesitant to commit to a "yes" on this as I always have so many other deadlines.  So I will play along when I can, if that's okay?

MellyT wrote
on 15 May 2009 3:23 AM

I think I have added all of you in the blog roll to right and above the you tube widget, wanna check for me? Terri-yes, please do what and when you can.

on 21 May 2009 8:57 PM

I want to play along.  I don't have the book yet, but hope to have it soon.  I'll go with what I can figure out from your video clips for now if that is okay. ;)

JeanneC@6 wrote
on 26 May 2009 6:38 PM

Melly, I'd be glad to participate, but I'd have to play catchup.  I'm not even sure which book you are referring to. Could you let me know? I'm an artist, switching my main work to fiber, so I'd love to participate.