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TTMT 28 - Beautiful, happy day!

Debbie's quilt is completed and I quilted it myself!

The devilishly handsome man walking behind me is my wonderful husband, Tim.

To see pics of this quilt, go to https://www.flickr.com/photos/135939524@N06/albums/72157664831681262


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Mar. 29th, 2016 09:40 pm (UTC)

Great quilting and i love your horse quilt it was amazing when you last showed it so cant wait to see it done xxx

Mar. 30th, 2016 07:43 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I can't wait to get started on the horsey.

Mar. 30th, 2016 02:36 am (UTC)
You did a fantastic job on that quilting, way to go! It looks wonderful and I'm sure she will love it!

I tried the invisible thread once and it drove me batty, I gave up. I think it was old thread though, I don't remember if I've tried a newer brand or not.

I think moving things around for you in your room sounds like a good job for these nieces that are receiving these beautiful quilts from you, do any of them live in the area? ;)
Mar. 30th, 2016 07:45 pm (UTC)
I watched a couple of Youtube videos on it and decided NOT to use invisible thread. I found out that with many brands you can't iron or put them in the dryer. Can't have that.
Mar. 30th, 2016 06:04 am (UTC)

The quilting looks fantastic on your quilt.  Well done.
I can't wait to see what you do with the horsy quilt.  That one is really beautiful.

Mar. 30th, 2016 07:45 pm (UTC)
Thank you.
Mar. 30th, 2016 09:00 pm (UTC)
Oh, the quilting on Debbie's quilt is just lovely! Well done! It looks very dimensional.

I've used the monofilament thread. The best one I've found is the one from Superior Thread. It doesn't seem to stretch or break like some of the others. Also, a topstitch needle makes a huge difference.

Your view is lovely. Look at those trees!
Mar. 31st, 2016 03:10 am (UTC)
Very nice quilt for your niece! The quilting looks really nice - I love echo quilting like that.

I think monofilament thread can be a hit and miss experience. I tried quilting with it once and hated it, but I've heard it's much better these days than it used to be (and it was probably 15 years ago when I used it last). I think it depends a lot on the brand - it's probably one of those things where you really do get what you pay for.
Mar. 31st, 2016 06:59 am (UTC)
I think you are probably right about "getting what you pay for." I have some clear and some smoke, but they are quite old and I just don't want to try it. They seem more like fishing line than quilting thread. So, I'm stitching around each applique piece in the quilt with a color that matches, or at least compliments, that piece. I got about half of that done tonight. I don't know if I'll finish tomorrow or not. I have a concert to go to tomorrow evening and am meeting my niece and 2 cousins for dinner before the concert.
Mar. 31st, 2016 01:45 pm (UTC)
I just figure the stitching around an applique is part of the design. Some of those "invisible" threads are a little shiny and I think that detracts from the quilt. I don't know, it just seems like a plastic-y kind of element added to the natural fabric and I'm not crazy about it. But everyone has their preferences.

You're really zipping through those quilts for family!

That was a nice, cheery video on a lovely sunny day. :D
Apr. 3rd, 2016 12:44 pm (UTC)
What a nice view to enjoy the beautiful weather.
Apr. 5th, 2016 04:12 am (UTC)
Lovely quilting :)

I find invisible thread impossible to use. i'd recommend doing some practice work with it first

my husband tried to help me tidy up my craft room but gave up when I got upset when he mixed the stretch knit fabric with the quilting cotton. he couldn't figure out why they shouldn't go together.

lovely view from you house too :)
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