Wednesday, June 27
Winter Forest Quilt nearly done!
I'm nearly done with what I call my Winter Forest Quilt. I started this quilt sometime last autumn, tried FMQ it in the beginning of this year (or maybe the end of 2011 I don't remember) but was a bit disappointed with my FMQ skills (non existent) and left it with only 5% of the quilting done... until last week! I would show more of the quilt but the weather is not cooperating to make a nice photo. This is what the quilt top looked like before it was quilted):
I had read so many positive reviews of the Aurifil quilt threads in the past year that I had to try it as well. I kind of hoped it had magical powers so I would instantly be a fantastic Free Motion Quilter! Of course that is not quite what happened but I do like the Aurifil thread. Also I had a whole quilt to practice on and some parts (see top picture) were not as bad as others. I made a crazy loopy design and despite some puckering (and even a bit of un picking at some point) some odd angular loops, stitches that differ significantly in length etc etc I'm not unhappy with the result. Now I need to decide on the binding. I think either a dark shade of blue or a mid-orange maybe? Any thoughts/advice on the issue is more than welcome!