Monday, January 5, 2015
Monday Bow Tie
I finally got around to getting this quilted. After much deliberation on which design to do, I went with my first idea and am glad I did.
I have found that using Auriful 40 weight thread and a stitch length of 4 on my Bernina is a good fit. You might want to give it a try and see if you like it too.
If you don't remember from a previous post, all the bow ties are made with vintage feed sacks. All the backgrounds use new, low volume type fabrics.
I like to hang a piece of fabric on my design wall and put the quilt on top to simulate a binding. I stand back and decide if I like it or not. This was my first pick and it's winner. It looks black but it is dark gray, kind of like charcoal.
Here you can see the quilting better. It in no way has perfectly straight lines (though I tried). I am hoping when I throw it in the washer and drier, they will look better.
The pink fabric on the back was in my stash. It's called Glamping by MODA. It adds to the vintagey feel of the front.
Isn't this little sewing kit adorable with all those dots?
My friend, Stephanie gave it to me for collecting her fabrics in our 10" fabric swap at the Penn Oaks Guild. She has a good excuse, she is in China! Thanks Stephanie!
This is one of her picks, spools! Isn't it cute?
I loved all the comments on the subject of reading (or maybe not reading) books in the last post. Thanks for putting your thoughts out there for all of us to read.
What it is they say on Reading Rainbow??? Reading is FUNdamental!
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