Now that the outlining is done, I can play with the beautiful threads and doodle in the areas between the garden elements. But back to the question; how do you quilt a hockey bag? This question has never come up before, so I went to my notebook full of quilting ideas and found one idea that would work.
|This is the sketch in my quilting design notebook that I chose for the hockey bag.|
I keep a notebook (3 ring binder) full of quilting ideas. So when I need an idea I go to this resource. This is the sketch of an idea that appealed to me. I used a rich variegated blue thread and it looks great.
|I chose a rich blue variegated thread for the quilting on the bag.|
Now, how do I quilt a hockey skate? There is very little space to fill, so I chose a shiny gray thread and began a spiral where the ankle bone pushes out the side of the skate. I just detailed the rest.
|The hockey skate has been embroidered and quilted.|
It's time for the sky. So I'm just going to play a little keeping the scale of the curls, coils and loops small. There is very little space between the hockey sticks and other items to do much quilting. I chose 2 variegated blue threads to use. The darker for the center and the lighter one for the 2 sides.
|Thread choices for quilting the sky.|
|Here is a closeup of how the coneflowers are detailed and stitched.|
Now all that's left is the grass on the lower edge and the border. Hmmmm what will I use for the binding? The binding is almost sewn on, here's a peek at how it will look.
|Here's a look at the binding and the midnight variegated thread used for quilting the border.|