Basting, it has to be basting. When I ask myself what is the least favorite thing about quilting...I believe it is basting. Its important but tedious...tonight I went with 505 temporary adhesive paired with saftety pens (pins?). Quilting the stones is my favorite pattern for the texture it creates although here on the screen it looks flat...could be due to the circles not being tight enough, thread colour too close in value to the background, or that the middle layer is commercial felt instead of batting, or all of the above.
This working intuitively with little to no pre-visioning on the outcome is working for me of late. It might change again sometime and I might go cerebral at some point but just flowing when I am here in The Basement is working. The painted fabric (above photo) is one that was eliminated from consideration for the Crows. Its my aim to have this finished by the last Friday in the month for F.A.T. (Frankfort Avenue Trolley Hop) Friday which is designated as the Derby Hop. I'm not sure if Mellwood will do anything special but I'm expecting that they will...a tenant's meeting is coming up next week and I'll get the scoop then. I'm feeling a little gutsy (or just crazy enough) to hold a "Grand Opening" that night which gives me three weeks to plan. I spent yesterday, pretty much all of yesterday, trying to recall how to create and merge layers in Photoshop in order to produce one mock 4"x6" postcard...if you click on the page heading for The Beauty of Holiness you can see what consumed me in time and energy....darn near an entire day squeezed into a 4"x6 piece of paper!!!!
Sorry, Ade, but I'm not going with Languid for a title. Try again.