It is time to get this quilt under the needle.
Let's see where the day takes us...
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Bottom Line Yellow #601
Superior Threads Product
It blends in and melts into the backing fabric.
To stitch around all of the applique motifs, I chose Bottom Line very pale gray.
It almost disappears into the fabrics on the top side of the quilt.
Just what we need.
The Neutral was too boring.
The Blue was not right.
The Green was the best fit.
I keep two lights directly above the sewing machine.
I also have a Bendable Brite Lite mounted on the side of the machine.
I am never at a loss for light.
I can see extremely well with this set up.
I never have trouble with eye strain.
The Thread Stand is mounted on the back of the machine.
It feeds crosswound thread from off the top of the spool.
It feeds stacked threads from the side of the spool.
It also holds large cones still, no wobble.
Since getting the stand a few years ago, I never have issues with the threads feeding improperly......thread delivery goes smoothly.
The Thread Stand also makes a great place to stash bobbins.
I tried this disc in a class, one of my students offered to allow me to try hers.
They are wonderful!
It takes all the pressure off your lower back.
I can quilt for hours and never have any pain.
I purchased this at my local Quilt Shop:
Size 60 Needles
Because the Bottom Line Thread is so fine, I am using a 60 needle, which I prefer anyway, because it makes such a tiny hole in the quilt.
I generally lower my top tension when Free Motion Quilting
I warm up on a practice sandwich to check my thread tension and see if I like the quilting motif.
The background quilting is a feather variation.
You can see the stitching much better when I turned off the overhead lighting.
4 hours of Free Motion Machine Quilting so far...
I am about half way done...
Hoping to finish this tomorrow~
I am working with a deadline on this quilt, so I had to be disciplined and stay indoors and quilt today...
But this view out in the yard, made it very difficult...
Pacific Sunset Red Maple Tree
I love the way the light illuminates the leaves.
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May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,