Another “Beginning”……….

“Dream Big”….Take #2, but this one will be stitched on my domestic/Juki 2010Q. LUV this machine!! Perfect FMQ (free motion quilting)! I’m using Glide thread, 60wt, for my top thread in gray (“Sterling”)……IMG_0999It appears to be a good blend/accent across all the colors.IMG_0991IMG_0990This panel will have a lot of “thread painting” effects……..progressing…….IMG_0992IMG_0995IMG_0998IMG_0997The backing is bleached (good quality) muslin and, yes, I’m using a gray Connecting Threads Essential Pro poly (70wt) in the bobbin. Using the same color thread in both top and bobbin will intensify the color (when viewed from the top) and take away the necessity to perfectly balance the tension…….although, these stitches are perfect!! Yay!

Batting is Hobbs Heirloom cotton/poly….1 layer. The Dream Big panel is “Aurora” by Hoffman Fabrics.

Note: click on any photo to enlarge.

I will be stitching “live” on this panel at the yearly event “Festival of Quilts”, held in Spring Grove, Minnesota, Friday, October 12th & Saturday, October 13th. IMG_1000 If you’re in the neighborhood, it’s really a very good event and beautiful venue.

Now, I think I’ll go stitch! Back soon………..

About treadlemusic

A quilter who rides motorcycle, living on a small hobby farm in southeastern Minnesota. Grandmother and Great Grandmother.
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4 Responses to Another “Beginning”……….

  1. That panel is beautiful on its own, but I can’t get over how you are making it come alive with the stitching! You continue to be an inspiration! 🙂

    • treadlemusic says:

      Awwww, thank you, Stacey. The detail in this version of the panel really does have tons of dimension on its own! The challenge is to stitch it without diminishing that “depth”! Working with the Juki is amazingly stress free fmq on this project. I seem to forget how wonderful the fmq process is on this machine….sigh……….. Thanks so much for your visit! Hugs………

  2. kathyreeves says:

    You and that Juki make an awesome team!

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