Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Scroll Flower Week #4


I couldn't wait! I started machine quilting the scroll flower on the quilt I spray basted last week. I'm using a variegated 40 weight Superior thread. I am using Bottom Line in the bobbin. I'm very happy with the results!

I was afraid that the spacing would be an issue but it's fine if I keep the stems on the short side.
It's also nice using a variegated thread on different fabrics. The contrast is low and hard to see any problem areas. I think this pattern quilts very quickly also. It's a pleasure to sit down and work up the pattern at a nice pace.


Here's a close up. I'm not sure what I'll be quilting in the borders. I'd like to try something a little different. I'll be linking up to Amy's Free Motion Quilting Adventures. This is our last linky for this month as well as for the scroll flower. It's been a fun month. Amy is starting something new next month. I can't wait to see what she has in store for us! 

P. S. So far the spray basting is working out great! No puckers and no pins to take out. However, I will blog about it once I'm done the entire quilt and really get the quilting going. It's still too early to say much.

6 comments:

  1. Oh what pretty colors in your quilt and that quilting really stands out and is gorgeous. What wonderful strides you've made in your machine quilting! hugs, Julierose

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    1. Thank you! I still need lots of practice but I'm getting there!!

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  2. The variagated thread is a smart idea on such a colorful quilt. It's looking great!

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    1. Thanks! The variegated thread hides mistakes really well too!!

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  3. Well done - this looks great!!!! I'm not sure I'm gong to get the time to do more scroll flower practise this week, but love that I have it in my repertoire! It looks like that thread was the perfect choice for this quilt.

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    1. I was so happy to find this thread in my thread box. I got sick of practicing and decided to just "do it"!! I wonder what Amy has in store for us in May. Will have to wait and see!

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