Sunday, February 3, 2013
Falling Water Quilt
My Mother made this lovely quilt, called Falling Water - Texas Rain Dance (she bought the kit here). It is 62" x 82".
I did all the free motion quilting. There are meandering feathers down the background sections - they are my favourite Bump-Bump Feathers. There are also Open Heart Feathers down the blue squares, and Continuous Curve Quilting in the green triangles and beige squares.
The quilting was done with a few different threads from my Mom - Aurifil 50Wt, Bottom Line 60Wt, and Essential 50Wt thread. It was the first time I tried the Essential thread. It sewed beautifully, although it was a bit lintier and also thicker than the Aurifil. I also used a few different needles (#80 Titanium and Microtex) since they kept breaking - there were some pretty thick seams on this pattern. The batting is Hobbs Tuscany Silk - the best batting for machine quilting on a domestic sewing machine in my opinion, it is so light and "scrunchable".
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!♥