Friday, May 6, 2011

Day 11, 12, and 13 little at a time!

All most there for me. I have had some internet problems for the last couple of days, so I was not able to post results. Everything is back to normal now. Smile

I am still working on my daughters  graduation quilt. It is about 1/3 of the way done. It is slow going with the pebbling and echoing around the letters and words. I have to go slower than I normally do otherwise I will break a needle if  I hit the seam areas the wrong way. That was last Wednesday, day 11 for me.
On Thursday (day12) and today (day 13) I decided to take a break from the quilt and work on some class samples. I had no samples of what FMQ looks like with 100 wt. silk and 50 wt. cotton next to each other.

The smaller picture is the same as the top left corner block area. all four sections of the picture on the right was done with 100 wt. YLI silk on top, embroidery bobbin thread in the bobbin. The batting was 80/20 Fairfield sewn with a 70 Microtel needle. These were a dream to quilt and some of the areas you can see are done on the dense side, and they are very soft to the touch with no stiffness in the fabric and batting.

This last picture shows 100 wt. silk on the left and 50 wt. cotton Gutermann on the right. Though you really can not see much difference in the picture, you can see in real. The 50 wt. thread lays more on the top of the fabric, where the 100 wt. silk melts into the fabric and almost become part of the fabric.
One more day for me and that will make 14 days. Though I tell my students all the time that you have to practice daily to see the results, I am always amazed by the improvements that I make when I quilt on a daily basis. I just wish I had the time to quilt more. But a little thing like work gets in the way. LOL


Sue Daurio said...

Thanks for posting the 100wt vs 50 wt, very interesting. I'm going to have to try the 100 wt silk, I think it looks great. Your quilt if fabulous. Love how the graduation quilt is coming along.

Joan said...

Beautiful quilting.

Mary L. said...

I love quilting with 100 wt silk. Greatjob.

Wendy said...

What fun!

JayTee said...

I love the designs you practiced...interesting seeing the different threads