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Monday, June 9, 2014

Texture in Quilting

In nature, texture is everywhere.  The bark of these two trees have highly contrasting visual texture.  One is silky smooth and the other deeply rough.

Whether smooth or jagged, the lines we add via quilting create a perceived texture.  Jagged lines give the dog unruly fur.  

Flowing, curvy lines give this sky a sense of movement.
Straight lines reinforce the "boards" of the green door.
Cinnamon rolls are defined by round swirls of dark brown thread.  Lines on the cake stand base continue its curved shape.
Experiment with a scrap quilt sandwich and try your hand at creating texture with thread.

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