I finished machine quilting this wall hanging. It's not totally done. I still have some hand quilting to do. Some things are just too delicate to try on the machine. I want to outline the scroll work on the sewing machine. I also need to outline the cat's features. I'm going to try and color the eyes. I also want to embroider the whiskers as well as the sewing needle. However, it's close to being finished so I thought I'd show you!
I wanted to use grid work in the background. I have a grid stencil as well as Pounce chalk. I tried marking the background but I couldn't see a thing! I only have white Pounce chalk. I'm going to buy another color for future use. I tried using my water soluble blue fabric marker but it didn't work well with the stencil. At this point, I just wanted to finish the background quilting. I decided to meander. I used Aurifil Mako 50 weight in light grey. I have never used this color before. I had read that it blends really well with many different colors. Since I was going to quilt on a batik, I thought I'd give it try. I feel the grey worked out great! It blended perfectly. So glad I tried it!
I'll be hand quilting soon! Next time you see this little wall hanging, it should be all quilted with a nice binding all sewed down.