Today's feature is the marking pen that made both The Duchess and Release Your Light possible.
That would be the Fine Line Pen, a water soluble pen that's ideal for white or lighter quilts. But this is no ordinary water soluble pen... Unlike all other water erasable marking pens, this pinpoint tip marker produces a very fine, thin line that's easy to follow whether you're free motion quilting or using a walking foot.
You can see how excited Jame is about today's feature! He knows how important The Fine Line is for mama's quilting.
And speaking of Release Your Light, I'll let you in on a little secret that may not have made it to the blog. Release Your Light was not always the name and to this day I still call the quilt its original, and in my opinion, cooler name: Light in Me.
So please join me in calling Release Your Light its real name, Light in Me!
One more thing to share today: as I'm sure Leah has mentioned I'm a home aquarium hobbyist.
I have seven tanks, including two saltwater systems. Some of my stranger lifeforms have inspired a few filler designs such as Open Brain Coral.
Here's a picture of my ten gallon reef tank under LED "moon" light. This blue color spectrum light simulates nighttime coral feeding behavior and really changes the color and texture of nearly everything in the reef.
In the picture there's a clam (bottom left), the open brain coral (bottom center), a piece of live rock covered in mushroom soft corals (right and above brain coral), and a feather duster worm (upper left).
Remember the pit of the Sarlacc in Return of the Jedi? Jabba the Hut was going to feed Han Solo and his friends to this worm-like creature. A feather duster is essentially the same thing, only a lot smaller, has a mantle of feather tendrils in order to filter feed, and is real.
Leah will be back on Monday and will hopefully let me sub in for her again. Maybe next time I'll take a video of my feather duster worm and it will inspire a new filler design!