27 January 2014

Strip three done

On this strip, I did all the background stippling in purple before I started the circles. On the others I started in the center, did a circle then some stippling and worked my way to the ends. On three I started in the center , sewed to each end but only the background stippling.

I kind of like this one done with Gutermann thread


This was Invisifil and I had some breakage problems. I think with a straight stitch and NOT free motion it would be fine. I did order a spool in purple to stipple with which should come Monday.


This was also a design I used on my grandson's quilt. The spider is a symbol of creativity. This little guy was done in Madeira metallic thread and he's quite glimmery!


Not as successful as I'd hoped.


This is what I call my loopty loop pattern which I use a lot along with stippling for backgrounds.


This was "supposed" to be waves. Oops.


This is my rayon in the center with metallics on either side.


This is a combination of Gutermann on the left, all the Madeira Lana which I bought myself for my birthday a few years ago. I LOVE them. The other three racks have odd Coats and Clark, Gutermann, Aurifil, and lots of Superior threads which I bought as "buy 6 and they pick the colors". So it's not like I don't have thread, I just wanted to use Bottom Line - alas!

Update on the Bernina. It should be back in 2 weeks, fingers crossed.

3 comments:

  1. Love all your thread and designs... How do you have room to quilt, do you move all your thread or the machine... thanks for sharing.

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  2. Wow, love seeing the display of your thread! Fun to see the varying designs on the circles. Definitely the kind of free-motion quilting I enjoy the most--having a distinct repeated shape within which I can vary the quilting design, doing one at a time. About the Invisafil, did you fiddle with the tension? I think I've used a lower tension than when I use Aurifil.

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  3. Vivian. Great question and I will make it more clear in post tomorrow,OK

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