First I just want to mention that my Free Motion Quilting Class is being offered again this spring. The class is listed online here. The class was very successful last fall and I am really looking forward to this one. This time there will be four classes.
I used some 30Wt Sulky variegated thread for the quilting. Here I "auditioned" the thread (I chose the green one in the top left hand corner). I used a #90 Titanium needle for this thread, with regular sewing thread in the bobbin (a dark beige colour).
All the seams were spiralled so they would lay flat (the top of the thimbles are 1/2").
I chose an all over meander for the quilting, because I love quilting this design and I like the crinkly look it gives after washing. The fabric is "Old is New Fabric" by Lecien.
Since it is for hot mugs I used two layers of cotton batting- cotton lays flat, and two layers really protect the table from heat (I don't always have foil batting, but I have small pieces of leftover batting). Two layers of cotton are also great because they can absorb a whole mug of hot liquid (ask me how I know!).
I have been sewing Courthouse Steps blocks, 34 so far with 20 left to sew.
The last of the snow is almost melted,
and the tulips have started growing!
Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!♥