I posted about this quilt almost two weeks ago. At the time I said it would be finished by the weekend. And it was. Because the quilt was commissioned, I didn't want to post about it until after it was received . . . that happened a week ago today. . . ahem. . . yeah. I'm behind in posting. I have another finished quilt and a flimsy that will be finished by the weekend. . . my sewing machine has been going non-stop! :) What that has meant for the blog is crickets. . . loud, chirping crickets. BUT, here's the first post, three more to come soon ;)
This quilt was #1 on my Q4 FAL list. #1 Check, crossed off list, done and dusted :) The new owner of this quilt is "thrilled!" So here is the oversized D9P all quilted up and bound!
I debated on thread color . . . green? . . . variegated?. . . in the end I chose grey. And I chose Glide. . . Last time I used Glide, I had a LOT of issues with shredding and breakage. So I did some testing. I tried different threads in the bobbin and went to town on some scraps. Turns out, my machine likes a heavier weight cotton in the bobbin when I use Glide. Since I have a large cone (you know, the BIG cone) of Aurifil 40 Wt in light grey and another in lighter (Massdrop. . . no, still haven't cancelled that membership!!), I was in business! The other thing I did that helped a lot? I put one of those nets on the cone - it also made a huge difference in the stitch quality! I guess just that little added tension on the thread coming off the cone (I always use a thread stand) was just enough to stop the very occasional thread nest I would get on the back, on the top the machine would skip stitches so I knew there was something not right. The other thing that would likely help? Rosanne is due for her spa day(s). . . I just cannot be without my machine for days right now. I'll baby her until I get done with this quilt. Then I'll treat her to a day or two off! ;)
I'll be posting soon about the other flimsy I had finished in my Q4 post. It is also all quilted and bound and will go to its new home on Friday. Oh, and she added a pillow to the order so that will also have to be finished by Friday. . . Don't worry, it's mostly finished! :)
Two posts in one day. . . that hasn't happened around here in a very long time! Stay tuned, there's lots more to share!
Oh yeah, and if I don't talk to you again before Saturday, HAPPY HALLOWEEN ;)
Linking up with Amanda Jean for Finish it Up Friday. And linking up with Adrianne over at On the Windy Side for the Q4 finishes party! Three out of five isn't bad when one considers I had two surprise commissions come in on December 5th for two finished quilts! And yes, those got made, my Loominous fabric is still uncut and Renee's mini is so close to finished it hurts!! LOL