Monday, March 12, 2012

My part is finished...

and now it will go to a framing shop.
I used silk thread to do the quilting and just echoed the shapes.  
I like the way it came out.
At first, I tried a Sulky Bobbin Lt., but I could not control the tension.
I found that a simple Aurifil 50 wt. cotton thread worked best in the bobbin. 
I love the way a muslin backing looks when quilted.

Now to get back to those pink and black HST units.
Happy Spring!

24 comments:

  1. Just gorgeous Cheryl. Love those little blue birds.

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  2. This quilt turned out Gorgeous!
    Congratulations on an amazing finish!

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  3. Fantastic front and back too!

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  4. Your FMQing is wonderful! Wow the echo quilting is perfect and your quilt is gorgeous. Congrats on your finish!

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  5. Beautiful, Cheryl. I have this pattern and hope to make one someday too. Yours is exquisite.

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  6. Absolutely GORGEOUS Cheryl ! Congratulations on a beautiful finish !

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  7. I never would have thought of quilting with silk thread. It looks very nice. And evidently it is not hard to work with.

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  8. Looks spectacular, Cheryl! I'm glad you are getting it framed. It certainly deserves a place of honor in your home! The quilting is marvelous!

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  9. This is lovely! I love the back too! Great quilting designs!

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  10. It's beautiful, Cheryl. I love the muslin backing, too.

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  11. Just beautiful! Even more impressive because these are small blocks. Wonderful quilting - i love aurifil thread.

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  12. i so agree about the light/muslin backing showing the quilting beautifuly. i like that this particular quilt is vibrant and colorful on one side and subtle and equally beautiful on the other side.
    what a great piece this is~!

    :-)
    libbyQ

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  13. What gorgeous work Cheryl!!! Those blocks look wonderful!!!!

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  14. This is just gorgeous, Cheryl... superb!
    Thanks for mentioning the threads, too. It's helpful to know these things even though we all have different machines.

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  15. Hi, Cheryl. Simply luscious! I usually don't care for beige but I find the beige backgrounds to be very pleasing and effective.
    best, nadia

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  16. SEW beautiful. I am impressed with quilters who use the small block patterns. These take time but make such a huge difference in an overall design.

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  17. Hi Cheryl, Your quilting is amazing and the blocks are too!

    Carolyn

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  18. I have that little quilt started. One day I will finish it.

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