The weather has turned a bit cooler in the past few days, but it’s supposed to get nicer again by the end of the week. I can’t believe it’s mid-September already … and that means that I am getting ready to leave for Nova Scotia. Almost 2 years in the making, and the day has come, so of course I am madly getting ready …
If you are taking the class with me at Pictou Lodge next week … a bit of a spoiler as I am showing here something I’m making for the class. A bit extra as the class is three days long. I decided we need a break from the monotony of sewing blocks together – although there are lots of those to be sewn – and the break will come as short free-motion machine quilting tutorials and practice sessions – here and there throughout the day for those who’d like to join me.
And for that, I decided I needed a few new samples with new batting. The one I started working on on Monday around 9:00 p.m. is quilted using American Spirit Luxury Blend Batting from Fairfield. It is 50% rayon fiber from bamboo and 50% natural cotton. It is lovely to work with. A light summer weight batting that is supple and soft. No need to pre-shrink, although the Fairfield website gives you all the information on how to “wash” it if that’s what you’d like to do before you use it.
I am using a piece of pink silk for the top, and a multicolored mini polka dot cotton for the backing. The thread is soft grey – Rayon from Wonderfil for the top, and a pre-wound DecoBob bobbin which works like a charm.
Here are a few photos.
I did some more quilting last night when I got back from dinner with friends. I worked on more background quilting. I am hoping to finish the piece tonight and I’ll post more photos once it’s all done.
In case you are wondering, it’s not a large piece, about 16″ square?
Well, that’s it for today. Have a good day and keep quilting.