Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Climbing on the Garden Trellis

Why is finding a name for my quilt one of the most challenging parts of the whole process?  Since my aunt is haunted by a few stories of her childhood mischief, I thought this name would be fitting.  I can imagine her amongst our grandmother's roses trying to get as high as she could on the trellis frame.  Of course those flowers are also climbing up the trellis, so there's a double meaning.

I learned something about the pigma markers last night as I wrote the label.   A few of mine were loosing their ink, so I purchased another package.  My thoughts were to go with the finest tip available.  However, that writing on fabric with a very fine tip is like trying to dip a straight pin in ink and write with it.  The tip of the pen catches on the threads and won't slide across the fabric at all.  Sigh.  Expensive lesson learned.  I persisted and managed to scratch out a message, but future pens will be the easier to manage size of 05 (.45 mm).  I'll avoid the  01 (.25 mm) unless I'm working with paper.

T-shirts were selected and are in the wash for the beginnings of the next quilt.  There are lots of design decisions to make before we start.

Enjoy your day!
- SeeingStars

1 comment:

  1. That's a beautiful quilt. It looks so soft and feminine. I agree about the pigma pens. I have the fine ones too and usually opt for a sharpie instead because they're too hard to write with.