|Quilting with Sulky Invisible Thread|
Way back in May 2015, I made the announcement that I was making a Sampler Quilt of my own design. Throughout the year, I posted photos of different blocks I was creating for it, sample layouts and eventually a completed quilt top. Well, I can finally say that the the Scrappy Sampler quilt is now officially backed, quilted, bound, in other words, completed.
Measuring approximately 52" x 70 ", I backed it with an assortment of toning fabrics from my stash, including my treasured IKEA Britten Nummer and Martha Negley feather prints. I figured they had to get used up sooner or later and I was really pleased I didn't have to buy any fabrics especially for this purpose, It is quilted in organic, (read not very straight) lines, roughly 2" apart. I made the decision to use Gutermann Sulky Invisible thread for the top quilting stitch, so that you couldn't see obvious stitches against the darker colours, I got a lot of good information from this site , and found it stopped the thread from stretching and breaking if I placed it on the upright spool holder while quilting.
Random parts of the quilt have been hand quilted with Sue Spargo Eleganza Perle 8 in a silver grey colourway. Again nothing to obvious, but done to highlight certain blocks and add more texture to this quilt. The binding is a shot stripe from Kaffe Fasset. There are a few faults, and the perfect points police should definitely not look to carefully or closely at some blocks. However, overall I am happy with this quilt. considering it was an experiment for me in:
- making a quilt without a plan or pattern
- trying out different blocks
- improv piecing to fit them all together
Would I make another quilt like this? Maybe one day, but in the meantime I am going to enjoy this one and celebrate the fact is is finished.