Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Two's Comfort

Goodness! although I've been busy it appears I've neglected my blog.  I'll try to catch up and post pictures of recently completed quilts.  This one is entitled Two's Comfort, made from batik fabrics, measuring ~75x75,  with wool batting.  The client's preference was to use a variegated green King Tut thread, which is beautiful, however as I quilted the border, the thread was reading brown.  Now to me, the quilt appeared like framed translucent windows and I just couldn't "muddy" the light batiks with this thread, so I opted for lighter colors and love the way it turned out.  And surprising to me, the King tut was giving me problems, I was having a heck of a time keeping tension correct.  Sewing would be fine one direction then in another direction I would get eyelashes on the back.  I tried King Tut and So Fine in the bobbin with the same results, finally I tried Bottom Line and the tension was much better.  Was it the thread? was it the 1 layer of wool batting? is the machine timing slightly off? I'm not sure, any suggestions or comments from others with similar tension issues would be appreciated. :)

The quilting in each square uses different "fillers" with squiggly lines and ribbon candy in the inner borders.  Is is modern quilting?  I don't know, but it turned out nice.  Oh and reader beware....there's a lot of pictures!

 here's a pretty Judi Madsen feathery motif....

 Yay!! Coming off the rack....very pretty quilt...
 border with arcs filled with bubbles and straight double lines...King Tut thread..

 And the back! The pictures were taken at night, so it's hard to tell, but the color is such a fresh pretty spring green.  Actually all the colors in this quilt were so fresh and reminded me of spring, just what I needed to help me get through this long, long winter!