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Great Falls, Montana, United States
I love creating art. I love the Creator! And through that love, I find a little slice of heaven on earth and I give Him all the glory! It's a great adventure and I'm excited to see what's around the bend! Come join me, won't you?

Monday, March 7, 2011

Let Your Little Light Shine

Perhaps you've heard this song by a group named Addison Road.  
The song is "Let Your Little Light Shine." It's my newest, current favorite.  
It's also a song I love to sing, so I am enjoying it very much as I sew. 
This is the "little" inspirational quilt I made because of that song.
I went shopping at Michaels this week for some miscellaneous supplies and I found these fabric-covered  scrap booking brads - 40% off.  So they had to come home to play.
Some of my favorite hand-dyed yarn.  I'm going to really miss this when it's gone!  One thing I know, or at least, have come to realize... there is always something really great coming in the future, whether it's fabric, patterns, yarn, embellishments, or whatever you can think of.  So I try not to "hold on too tight" to those things that I enjoy.  It's best to use what you have, and "Let It Shine!"
This King Tut thread (40 weight) in yellow on the top.  I used Masterpiece (50 wt) in the bottom.  I also did several different quilting motifs, trying out some different tensions with Bottom Line (60 wt) in my bobbin when I had Superior's tri-lobal polyester in the top.  This little piece is a fun way to experiment, and better than playing with muslin, and while it's not perfect, it's still a sweet little sample of threadplay and helps you learn your tensions and thread balance so it's going to build up your knowledge... a "little bit more!"

1 comment:

Terri Stegmiller said...

I'm totally in love with that thread-doodled flower in the first photo. The little circles add such whimsy to it!

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