Sunday, May 6, 2012
I think that's going to mean a fabric purchase as I only have scraps in these colors.
Canton Villiage Quilt Works had posted this work in progress from her design wall back in February. I had planned on making HST triangles into squares, but fell in love with how she arranged them in different sizes.
Thanks to Jackie both for the inspiration and permission to re-post her photos.
You really need to head to her post on this quilt to see the other pictures! The close ups of the zig-zag quilting are great.
The Blue Hare posted this picture.
Isn't that texture amazing?
Answer: No way!
But I do like the varying widths and decided to try something similar. (Thanks also to Deborah for inspiration and photo permission).
I used 3 colors (green, gold & orange) of Aurifill thread and quilted straight lines 1/4 to 1 inch apart. This is the second project that I've done with Aurifill. Sadly, my machine does not like this thread. I tried everything to make her think otherwise. I used a new needle (size 75 quilting), adjusted the tension, but the thread insisted on breaking every time that I sewed at full speed.
Interestingly, I had less breakage once the thread cones were down to about 1/2. I had a similar problem with a different brands large cones which makes me suspect it has to do with the vertical spool position where so many of the machines now have a horizontal feed.