QIP - Quilting in Progress! I loaded this Fat Quarter Shop Block of the Month on Vinnie yesterday. Just doing an all over pantograph as I'd really like to get this one finished, and to be honest -- the New York Beauty scared the heck out of me and I was ready for a simple finish this time!
It's difficult to capture the quilting in a photo, but you can kind of see it. That backing was something I had yards of in my stash (why - I have no idea), but it goes perfectly with the quilt so I decided to use it! I may even bind the quilt in it - what do you think?
I turned this photo into Black and White which makes the quilting stand out a tad more if you click on the photo. I'm using a silk batting from the Tuscany collection by Hobbs and I really like it! The loft is minimal just like Warm & Natural and there is little to no lint when quilting! Next up I'm using Quilter's Dream Wool which I think will become my standard.
These three tools have become very dear to me since I began quilting on Vinnie! The mirror and flashlight are for checking the tension on the underside of the quilt when it's loaded on the frame. The seam ripper -- do I really have to tell you (wink)? Fortunately the seam ripper hasn't gotten much of a workout yet -- knock on wood!
Speaking of tension. I queried a couple of longarm friends about thread recently. Linda over at The Quilted Pineapple said she really likes Isacord. I knew I had some in my thread box from a couple of embroidery projects on my Bernina, so I thought I would give it a try! Turns out I love it! The tension was instantly perfect and I do like the way it looks. Plus my LQS has the entire line in stock - how fantastic is that!
I don't have any new quilts started at the moment, but Stephanie will have something fun for me shortly! Today I am playing in the dirt. Mr. Squash and I will be setting out three more raised beds for vegetables!