For sometime now I’ve alluded to a project that’s been “under wraps” due to a future judging of the item. Yes, that day has finally arrived! The judging is taking place at this moment and all submissions will be available for viewing from 5:00 to 7:00 pm this evening and 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. tomorrow at the library in Spring Grove (MN). The quilt show is part of the town’s annual “Syttende Mai” celebration.
The rules for this challenge were to use the 3 initials of our name (1st letter of our first, middle and last name) and…1) One initial should represent the main/dominant color; 2) One initial should represent the pattern or block and 3) One initial should represent the quilting motif. Any initial can be any item. Any size project was permitted.
That turned out quite well….so on to the real thing!!!!!! One yard of dupioni, some scraps of dupioni in various colors, bits of lace/doilies and hot-fix Swarovski crystals. Onward. I sandwiched the backing, Hobbs 80/20 (cotton-poly) batting, a layer of Hobbs Tuscany Silk batting and the dupioni and started the fun!!!!!
I used 100wt Invisafil thread on the top and it was perfect!!!! The bobbin thread was my favorite Connecting Threads Essential Pro poly (70wt). Needle size #14. The large doilies had been in my dear friend’s stash (Alice, my quilting buddy who passed away a year ago and who I posted about here). The smaller lace pieces are from an old lace table runner I had purchased at the Salvation Army and had “fussy cut” into the needed “snowflakes”. The final size of the piece is 44”x 36”.
The silk fabric was a dream to sew on and I have, since, purchased other pieces for future ideas. But, for now, they will have to wait…….the outdoors beckons……………….