On a beautiful Tuesday morning! My current quilty ‘nest’ is working out pretty well, with the addition of a small folding table we discovered in our shed (when we bought this Texas ‘cottage’/park model, it was with all the contents, so we’re still discovering little “treasures”!)……….
This current project has been a good one to “test the waters” to see if doing any stitching on something larger than a small vintage piece is possible. The dimensions of this quilt are small (62”x 65”) and are about the max I would want to tackle with this set-up. Ms Juki Jr is performing stunningly and I’m anxious to try out a homemade brainstorm I had a couple of days ago……a story for a soon upcoming post!!!!!
I decided to keep the stitching simple, just a leafy vine/swirl, to keep the quilt soft and drape-y when it’s finished. Some photos……………..
Thread: (top) Mettler poly-sheen, 40 wt. (bobbin) Connecting Threads Essential Pro poly, 70 wt. Batting: Hobbs Heirloom (bleached) cotton/poly, 80/20.
Note: The Mettler thread (color #2596-soft yellow) is a 1st go-round for me and is lovely to work with. Absolutely no problems with breakage/shredding. (needle being used is a Schmetz “topstitch” # 14).