Thursday, November 17, 2011

Ready, Set, Go

The top is done. Backing was sectioned a month or more ago -- a daring red surprise that will show all gold bobbin threads. I should be running to the hills in fear. I sat on the floor and hand stitched 2 large pieces of wool batting together that I had from last year's projects. I have mojo to spare today. I cleared the customer quilts that are due so I can devote 2 weeks to this project. OK, maybe 3 if it comes to that.
Judy Woodworth gave me a cone of Glide military gold thread at MQX for being a good class helper. I LOVE this thread, and I have been hoarding it to use on the above quilt. It looks like metallic, without the issues. I did a good sized testrun with the gold thread yesterday, on a completely different color fabric just so I can really see how it stitches. It gave me a few pokes now and then, but no more than Bottomline or Invisfil would. The most grief I am getting is from my high-maintenance bobbin winder that often does not like to wind the Bottomline bobbins unless I stand there and hold the thread as it exits the cone. What a baby, I tell ya. I will probably still use some Invisifil for areas of dense stitching, but there will be much gold on this one.

Two and a half hours later, the newest babe is loaded with double batts. I discovered a bit of marking that had not been finished so I did that too. I hope my plan comes out as I envision it because it will be beastly if not impossible to remove. I smell sunflowers...


Megan said...

Wow, I love those sneak peeks! I'm excited to see the quilt develop!

Puddles of Grace said...


floribunda said...

beautiful! those sunflowers are terrific, and I like the flowery pattern you practiced with on the red fabric, too. Maybe for the next quilt I send you?

Sewing Junkie said...

Simply put BEAUTIFUL!

LynCC said...

I *love* the sunflowers! This is going to be spectacular :)