Thursday, February 4, 2010

Honeybun Layout and Figgy Pudding Quilt

Here's another layout of the honey bun quilt I mentioned last post.  I've moved a few things around, but I'm not sure I'm completely happy with it, so it will stay on the design wall for a little while longer.

I'm also working on quilting the Figgy Pudding quilt I mentioned in the last post that I realized I haven't show pictures of.  I should have taken a picture when I had it all flat when I was basting it, but I spaced on that.  I'm doing an all over pebble quilting on it.  I'm using a silver metalic thread.  I was a little apprehensive to use it given my experience with that kind of thread in the past, but I've been liking the quality of Superior Threads over the past few years, so I thought I'd give theirs a try. 

 I'm actually impressed with how the thread is quilting.  I've gone through one bobbin so far and haven't had any breakage (knock on wood).  I switched to a 90/14 Needle like recommended on the thread packaging.  In my Bernina manual, it recommended going down to a 2 tension on the top thread while the packaging on the thread said to go down to a 1.  I did some test quilting, and I found the number 2 tension to be better.

And a closer look at the quilting.  

1 comment:

  1. That's a lot of small quilting for a big quilt but the effect of the pebble quilting will be spectacular. Love Superior threads too. I also like your work in progress. I don't see anything I'd change. Are you going to put a border on it too?