Friday, January 31, 2014
I was rewarded for my efforts and had very little issues while free motion quilting. And I used my wonderful new machine, the Brother PQ1500. It has a very large harp and was a dream to quilt with. I chose a meandering swirl pattern, due to all of the straight lines in the piecing. I used King Tut variegated purple thread (938), top and bottom. I finished quilting with very little trouble and am quite pleased with the results.
The piecing isn't perfect. The slippery nature of the silk won that contest. But I am in love with this quilt anyway and proud of it in spite of its flaws.
So, after putting it off because I was intimidated by the silk, it is finally finished and I have one less UFO. That feels good.
Tuesday, January 7, 2014
I just ordered a purple silk/cotton blend for the backing and bamboo/silk blend batting. I think this will have to be rather heavily quilted or it will tear easily if used. And this is one I want to use. wrap up in the silky luxurious goodness! Squee!!!