17 November 2010

wednesday wip

Thank you for all the encouragement about wool batting! Encouraged by you, I decided to use wool in this one, and the experience has been very pleasant, so far!

The process of making a sandwich went well. I just pinned the sandwich (taped the back down) using all my safety pins.

The quilting have been easy and pleasant. I decided to do both machine and hand-quilting. Saving a sore shoulder machine quilted about 1/2 of the strings. Using a lot of different thread: different weight, different brands - but matching thread color to the fabric. Just removing the safety pins as I go.

Once I couldn't match up my thread to more strings, I proceeded to hand-quilting. Again, I used a lot of different thread qualities, even used some variegated Valdani embroidery... I have had a thread fest!

I think the wool is a bit more forgiving than thinner cotton when it comes to stretching out the fabric and avoid wrinkles. Maybe this random quilting helped too.

Tonight I'll try to store up more of the lovely colorful Finca no16 (similar to perle cotton) from my supplier "Bitteliten" a one woman shop. This is my favorite choice when I want to emphasize the hand-quilting.

Like some of you said, it's quite nice quilting through wool. I also enjoy how wool doesn't beard on your clothes, it's a lot less messy... and my cat adores it! She's found a new favorite - again.

Happy sewing!

14 comments:

Mari said...

This is going to be a winner ! Very good.

liz said...

Can't wait to see the final result. You are very adventurous using so many varied threads. Have you done it before or seen it done?

Victoria @ BUMBLE BEANS said...

wow, I have looked at the cherry woods so many times, and just couldn't get into the colors... but this, is . fantastic. Gorgeous. happy quilting it!

Clare said...

The colours are lovely. Very warming. They remind me of mulled wine.

I love quilting with different threads. Don't you tink the quilt seems to take on a different perspective?

Exuberant Color said...

You are using my favorite color range in that quilt. I think it will be very interesting and textural with the 2 styles of quilting. I haven't used the wool batting yet, but I have one on the shelf so I could.

be*mused jan said...

Your quilt top is already exquisite. The hand stitches will be the icing on the cake! Lovely!!

nicolette said...

You’re having a party! It looks wonderful Marit! It’s great you use all sort of colours and brands of thread.

Christie, Describe Happy said...

Pretty! I like how you matched the threads and fabrics!

Nifty Quilts said...

Your quilting looks great. I love how you're matching the threads to the fabric, and letting your thread supply guide you. A very elegant look!

Andi said...

It's looking wonderful Marit!!

Amy said...

what pretty colors,and with using different threads..nothing wrong with that.adds interest.thanks for sharing,Amy

Janet said...

Stunning Marit, you have the most wonderful touch with colour and I love that you've combined machine and hand quilting with so many great threads.

sewkatiedid said...

gorgeous. The color is so saturated. I just discovered wool and think I might give it a try in the next quilt.

Tonya Ricucci said...

looks beautiful! great way to do the quilting.