Friday, September 20, 2013

Fall Mini Quilt

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.

free motion quilted fall quilt

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....

free motion quilted fall quilt

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.

free motion quilted fall quilt


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.

6 comments:

  1. I love your project! Beautiful filler. Lovely design. Keep quilting!
    Love from Amsterdam.

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  2. great thread combos you've got going, and i am loving what you're doing with it!!

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  3. Hello Amy,

    Wonderful quilting, the pumpkins really stand out. I love Sulky cotton 30, I use the variegated shades all the time.

    Love,
    Muv

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