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Comment by Katherine V. 13 hours ago
Thanks guys. I should get some time once Thanksgiving day is over. I am now cooking for 18. I haven't done this in a while. I have the saying picked out for the next two panels. I just have to think through placement. I was going to do big stitch with colored threads but now I think I will stick to white. There's a lot going on. I should it to me DSIL and she recognized her mother's moo moos.
Comment by Carla 14 hours ago

Oh wow! What a great message and wonderful quilt!  Glad the pens are working!

Comment by Janet/MO on November 15, 2017 at 8:52pm

Your hippie quilt is adorable Katherine. 

Comment by Prairie Quilter/NE on November 15, 2017 at 6:45pm

She's gonna love it, Katherine!  

Comment by Katherine V. on November 15, 2017 at 5:00pm

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.

Comment by Carla on November 12, 2017 at 4:24am

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.

Comment by Cat Lady--MO on November 10, 2017 at 10:52am

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.

Comment by AnnetteJ on November 10, 2017 at 6:27am

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.

Comment by Katherine V. on November 9, 2017 at 12:22pm

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.  

Comment by Carla on November 8, 2017 at 3:23pm

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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