It’s been MONTHS since I’ve been quilting.¬† There have been so many distractions since right before the holidays 2008. ¬† No more excuses, today is the day.
I picked my panto:¬† Meandering Daisy from Urban Elementz
I loaded my top fabric, muslin backing & wool batting.
Full frontal view:
I selected a gorgeous Fil-Tec Glide Thread and started quilting…yahoo!
I’ve completed 5 passes…just about 4 more to go. I haven’t had many problems with breakage or tension.¬† However, thanks to Ginger’s antics (50 pounds of English Bulldog slamming into me) I did need to stop and pick out a couple of times.
My favorite gadget for this is still the Superior Snippers.¬† This tool is fantastic for digging in to carefully isolate just the right thread to pick out and then snip–if desired–all in one smooth movement.
Stay tuned. I have plans to add some “over” quilting using at least one different thread color for increased dimension.¬† If all goes well I’ll have pictures of that to share with you next week.
Happy sewing & quilting!!