I wasn’t going to write any more posts about this project until it was all done. However, today was such a great day that I just had to share. Let me back up a few days to last Wednesday. I made use of our large kitchen island to pin the top, batting and backing together. The quilt right now is approximately 84″ x 90″ and I needed 400+ pins to pin baste it together. That’s about 2 hours of pinning!
While I was buying the pins, I picked up a spool of Superior King Tut thread in colour ‘Sunflowers’. I’d planned to go
safe dull, and use grey thread, but when I saw this variegated yellow I just knew it was the one. It’s so cheery!
The other day I read someone’s blog post, (can’t remember whose), and there were terrific instructions on how to quilt something so large on a domestic sewing machine. I followed that method and it was a breeze. My machine loves the Superior thread and there were no tension issues – for me or for the machine.
Because the quilt is so linear I wanted the quilting to be curvy and decided to try a paisley pattern. After practicing on a small sample, it was time for the real thing. It took a while to get into the groove and lots of the paisleys look, well, not like paisleys, but they’re fine. The quilting is one-quarter done and it’s really been fun. Honestly, if it hadn’t gotten too dark in the sewing room, I’d be up there all night long. Here’s a sneak preview:
Thanks for reading!