The day began out back on the patio
Spray Basting the quilt sandwich together.
I love to spray baste.
It has made the biggest improvement in my free motion work.
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Spray basting is best outside on a hot day.
2 buffet tables pushed together is the perfect work surface.
The adhesive is stickier when it is hot outside.
The layers stay together, and never budge!
See how flat and smooth it lays after spray basting.
Auditioning Threads for the free motion quilting
How juicy are these colors!
These are all YLI Trilobal Polyester Threads
Very shiny and beautiful.
This is a very busy and very bright quilt.
I have chosen thread colors that will blend and not contrast.
I don't want the threads competing with the fabrics or design.
If you click the photo to enlarge it you may be able to see the feathered quilting around the heart petal on the flower.
I chose a yellow variegated thread for the background quilting.
It is subtle and doesn't compete with that busy fabric.
The stitching is a feather swirl thing that is fun to do!
Click to enlarge to see the quilting stitches
This is heavily quilted over all the pieced seams.
This will help to make the quilt durable so my Sister can snuggle under it and use it for many years to come.
8pm....time to close the door on the Thread Shed and finish the quilting another day.
Speaking of Bubbles...
There was a bubble machine at my sister's wedding last night!
6 girls in my family.
This is me with my sister, Tinker.
She taught me to ride a bike, listen to Elton John songs, and take art classes in school.
The stem is over 6 feet tall
State Fair Orange Zinnia
These grew from seeds in the kitchen window.
The lighting this evening was just perfect for taking photos of the flowers.
This is the flowerbed just outside the front door.
These flowers lure me out of the Thread Shed each evening...
along with a hungry husband and 2 dogs that need attention.
It is good to be needed.
p.s. To see more Bubbles & Blooms Click HERE
May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,