The binding is on, the label is in place and stitched down, the marking lines have been washed out, and the little quilt is finished. I call it “Celebrate January”:
I am particularly happy with the quilting. I used my regular machine – a quilting model 545, “Lily”, by Husqvarna (Viking) – 2001 vintage. I used Silky 8040 silver metallic thread to make the pretty star stitch along with the straight line stitching. I tried using my walking foot, but that just created a mess on the back side of the quilt. After picking out my mess, I used the regular foot instead and it quilted up just fine. No free motion quilting here. The metallic thread required me to slow down my stitching. I believe I put in about 25 hours at the machine on the quilting – each section took 20 to 30 minutes.
I love the sparkle!! I may have to put up special lights in my display area!
I wish my photos showed a little more sparkle!! So happy to have a project done in 2018.
What is up next?
Big stitching the “Westering Women” quilt.
Billie, a Barefootin’ Quilter