Thursday, 25 March 2010

Free Motion Quilting

Hours and hours... really, lots of hours, I stopped to see how much more to go? I only had a quarter of the top filled!!! I quilted for another hour or so before bedtime, now I'm one third done. Thats 5 Bernina bobbins full of thread!
I wound 5 more bobbins with the Cotty thread, because it refuses to be playing on top and will only work in the bobbin, if you click on the picture to make it huge, you will see how fluffy it is. I know this is only 4 but there is one in the Aurora waiting to go!...
Aurifil polyester (!) thread for the top, love the colours but this spool of thread has broken on me 6 times already! very irritating, and YES I have changed the needle.
This is the Aurifil thread that I used in the pink baby quilt, beautiful colours, it didn't break once!

3 comments:

Exuberant Color said...

If you use a size 100 topstitching needle it will work on top. The topstitching needle has an elongated eye. I have used it with a size 90 topstitching needle for decorative work too.

Pat said...

So, I've looked at your free motion quilting entries and I'm impressed! When you do these designs do you use a stencil or just free motion the design as you go along. It really is very lovely.

Angie said...

Thank you Pat, you've made my day! Nope, I don't mark the design, I just go for it... I don't believe in 'mistakes'... Jenny Bowker says if we make mistakes we should repeat them and call it a pattern!!! I love this theory and I use it all the time. Have you seen the Pajama Quilter DVD, I recommend it very muchly!