I finished up this fall themed table runner yesterday. I love working my free motion quilting magic for this client and her wool applique. She does great work and makes it easy for me to do my thing by having everything nicely stitched, pressed, and ready to go.
The hexagons were stitched with continuous curves using rulers and then everything else was done in a swirly thing around the applique and in the white. Nice thicker cotton batting gave the piece good dimension without being too bulky.
As it happens to us all sometimes, I ran out of thread in my bobbin with just this little bit left!
That 5000M cone of Isacord looked like just the thing when I bought it. How long until I use that up?! In the closeup below, you can see that the winning color was actually brown!
Thread colors will fool you on the spool. You've got to lay them across the fabric to see how they'll look.
The backing was a nice flannel. This was a first for me, but it worked out perfectly.
I decided to use white in the bobbin for the white are around the hexies and the fuzz of the flannel really subdues the color difference.
That's my last customer project on hand. Now to choose a new project and the list is insanely long, plus there's my sweet girl dying for mama-made clothes (Will that continue once she start going to public school this fall?) and some samples and things to make for the shop (www.sewsimple.biz). I want to work on a "show quilt"....maybe. But I also want to do something smaller and fun. Hubby said I should sew on something fun and just for myself this past Sunday and I couldn't think of anything. Gotta watch that, I don't want to lose my enjoyment of quilting!