Sunday, September 15, 2013
Kathy's "THINK GREEN "
After much thought and debate with myself about how to interpret "Green" I knew I had to go with an environmental / recycling / re-purposing approach. Every part of this small quilt has been recycled / repurposed from things I have in the studio, except for the limey-green mottled fabric on the top that I found at the Boys and Girls Club Thrift Shop here in Gatesville, TX. The fab was in 4 small pieces, so I re-cut and squared them up, then stitched them together at right angles to each other to make the top.
After sandwiching the top fab with batting and backing (recycled from other projects), I cross-hatched the quilt with a very heavy (10 weight) olive green Madeira "Decor" thread.
There's no way to get that heavy thread through the needle, so I "couched" the thread onto the quilt using the Bernina No. 21 Cordonnet (or couching) foot. Madeira monofilament (60 wt.) was in my bobbin, and I used a lime-green Madeira "Neon" thread (40 wt.) in my needle to zig-zag over the heavy-weight Madeira Decor.
On the back of the quilt, I used a piece of fab I'd rust-dyed in Alaska that actually speaks the entire message of this quit: "Don't trash the Earth" "Save Our Planet" "Energy Efficient" "Eco-Friendly"
And last, but not least........ "THINK GREEN !"