Sunday, December 1, 2013

"Moonlit Moths"

I chose several shades of Sulky Rayon thread, for the free motion quilting on my Botanical Discharge piece. I debated on trying to use just one creamy color, but thought it would be too monochromatic and blah. The colors were soft and subtle, but I still wanted them to show, so I did not pick the palest colors. I was concerned that they would not show.
Two pics were needed to show the whole width. I added several spiderwebs with Sulky Hologram thread which is a clear reflective color. It is very shimmery and I've had no problems putting it thru the needle or twisting on me. Unlike the metallic threads that fray and kink up if you don't have the right needle. My husband suggested the dark blue thread, I'm not so sure of it, but it disappears in some light, and gives a midnight glow to the background, and another layer to the leaves.
I'm not quiet done with it, I want to add some Hot Fix Saworski crystals to the top area, like stars. The top is quilted with Black Rayon in horizontal wavy ribbons. Still need to add the sleeve and binding too.
In this last photo, I hope you can see where the different color threads made a difference. The purple is darker and recedes, the blue and green is cool and leafy, the pink, yellow and cream is brighter, and add highlights, and the peachy thread shows the most, and influences the discharge color. I am linking this to Nina-Marie's "Off the Wall Friday" click on the badge in the right hand column to see other wonderful fiber artists.


  1. I absolutely love this piece! Love!

  2. Thank you, thank you, can't wait to get the crystals on it to finish it.

  3. Beautiful!! The colors really add to the piece.

  4. After looking at the detail photo, you can really see the color influence when looking at the larger picture. it!