Sunday, 22 July 2012

It's raining, it's pouring

It was pretty miserable yesterday but today the weather is simply AWFUL! Can't wait for the summer...
Today I finished another pillow cover - just 3 more to go :-) Rhiannon from The Nifty Stitcher has been plowing through heaps of gorgeous quilting, so I was itching to try myself on a) quilting on satin and b) feathers again :-)
I used a leftover piece of charcoal satin type material (I used the rest to fix our sheers), batted it with (leftover) wool batting and backed it with an old screen printed piece of cotton. I started quilting with black bobbin fill, I liked the idea of the sheen and the thin thread but that was nightmare! While the tension was not obviously out, there were lots of skipped stitches and some really funny sound. The thread kept on breaking too, but when I fibally switched to black Aurifil cotton, all problems disappeared:-) Note to self: Don't quilt satin-wool-cotton sandwich with bobbin fill!
Threads will be taken care of tonight in front of tv, but tomorrow it's back to work again, so I wanted to quickly post it tonight before it gets buried in the everyday madness lol
Just three more weeks at school, then a week in the snow with middle DS, then I start my new job - can't wait!

2 comments:

  1. Monika, I love your cushion. Lovely feathers with nice plump plumes that look great on the satin. Congrats on a great finish and thanks for the mention.xx

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  2. That is a gorgeous cushion... love it.

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