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Started by Ann/FL. Last reply by Sandy Larkey Jul 16, 2016.
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Started by Horsefeathers. Last reply by Cat Lady--MO Oct 13, 2014.
Oh wow! What a great message and wonderful quilt! Glad the pens are working!
Your hippie quilt is adorable Katherine.
She's gonna love it, Katherine!
Latest update on my hippie quilt. The fabric pens are working. Unfortunayely, I cut the top strip short. I decided to piece in some white. I don' think anyone will notice. Two more strips with wording and then I can assemble.
I had never heard of Wonderfil, Annette! Thanks for the info. I too use an embroidery needle when stitching with perle cotton. Has anyone used Aurifil 12 yet? I hear so many enjoy using it but I haven't tried it yet. Not sure that is is as heavy as perle cotton.
I had not planned on using all the different weights, I just needed to finish this quickly so a photo could be taken for publication. To get the different colors I was using some Presencia Finca Perlé Cotton thread (both 8 and 12 wt) I had previously ordered from here at CT. Then I went to the local Joanns to see what other colors I could get to match, and had to get some of the colors in the 5 wt DMC. But it was a fun experiment.
I ordered a Presencia Finca Perlé Cotton thread chart from Colonial Needle for use in the future. They offer a lot of colors in the different weights. The 16 wt can be used in a regular sewing machine to do free-motion embellishments.
Annette, I just use a # 22 or 24 embroidery needle, whichever I can get threaded.
Thanks for the thread note. I wonder which needle you used for the #8? It was #8 that I preferred as well. Wonderfil makes a cotton thread that's close to the #8 perle that has a huge range of colours just in case someone needs that and may not find it in their hometown. Perle cotton is not always available...of course, neither is Wonderfil. Oh gosh. I need to wake up, LOL.
I can' take credit for the design, it' another one out of the one book I use. I think there are two more I haven't tried. One is an owl chewing bubbke gum and the other is a puppy.
Haven' had time to work on the next section of my hippie quilt. Just haven't had the creative head space. I did take a walk on the wild side and bought a used Singer Stylist for my house in Florida. Haven't had a chance to try it yet. Found it on Facebook for goid price. Fingers crossed.
Cat Lady novel idea to use different weights of thread in the same quilt. I think you stumbled across a great idea. I agree about big stitching a fun way to jazz up a quilt and even get it done a bit more quickly. Cat Lady your circle quilt reminds me of the circle quilt that a fellow blogger had everyone making a while back. I am always drawn to quilts that repeat a simple shape. Katherine you are so creative love the chickens of course and the flowers changing and the baby chick appearing is so cute for a baby quilt! The weather is getting cooler here finally, I really need to pull out a top and get it basted for the winter months. I am looking forward to some small stitches since I did the king size in big stitch. Happy Stitching everyone!
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