I started a mini quilt today, based on the fall wall hanging I quilted up on the Gammill Charm at my favorite local quilt shop.
It's up on the design wall with it's larger counterpart and the words "mini-me" keep popping into my head. Maybe it's more like quilt and mini-quilt, but still....
I need to quilt another motif or feather in the bottom left corner and then switch threads and do the background fill. I used a 30wt Sulky cotton Bleandable thread in a variagated tan, orange, and yellow for the pumpkin motifs, feathers and leaves. This lets the stitching really pop on the brown fabric. I have to use a large 100/16 topstitching needle for this thread and it stitches beautifully. In the bobbin, I used a brown Isacord thread in the bobbin and the tension was beautiful at 4.5.
It was a fun project to work on after a very busy week. I hope next week is a little more normal, though sometimes I think the 'busy' is the start of a new 'normal'.
I hope to get some new rulers in the mail early next week and I am looking forward to trying them out for some free motion ruler work.
I'm linking this post with Leah Day's Free Motion Friday.
Forgive the less than stellar pics I took these photos at night.