|Indigoboro JQ detail
This one I started stitching at Rydal but put to one side. This was the most disappointing as it took the indigo very evenly , I preferred the original colours (below))
I did have fun trying to remember how to buttonhole stitch around the holes. It was also a reminder about how difficult it can be to take decent photos of indigo , getting the colour right.
MRamsay_ June18_ Indigoboro2
This section had already disintegrated and didn't need much cutting back through the layers. The layers of brown wool did not take up so much of the indigo as the cotton fabrics. I discovered some sashiko threads I've had for a while but I think I rather overdid it....
My favourite. I liked the different stripes in this section of quilt and as it was dyed towards the end of the session, the indigo wasn't that strong. I started by stitching either side of the creases to emphasise them and tried a range of stitches: couching; buttonhole; chain stitch and in the triangle experimented with leaving loops in the thread
|Indigoboro 4 detail
After these small trials, I've now got more confidence to start working a bit larger ( and probably doing something different for the next set of JQ's while still using scraps )