Rosetta Quilt In Progress:
YAY! I have finally started sewing in my new sewing room!! I’m so excited ~ I pieced together this front while we were packing to move. It was made from fabrics that were easily accessible, not really thought out much… but I think that made it a better composition. I struggle with color and value, so it’s what I’m focusing on personally.
I started quilting this quilt at the old house, I was out of thread and started using grey. It was too dark of a thread color for this quilt, plus the tension on my machine was all messed up so bobbin threads were on top of the quilt. I still quilted a good size chunk of the quilt before I decided to stop being lazy, get my butt to the store and buy off-white thread to quilt this with. Of course I had to spend a few days taking all the grey quilting out… but I’m so happy I did.
I got thread at Modern Domestic when I was there for Christina Cameli’s Book Release Party – the book is all about free-motion quilting, and she did demonstrations… it was so fun! You should check out this book ~ it’s full of quick little sewing projects to practice new FMQ techniques on.
I usually use Gutterman polyester thread for quilting, but my machine has been acting up and it hasn’t been working so well. Lupine at MD showed me Mettler brand, and I got it… and it ROCKS! At least on my machine it does. I’m still working on my stitch length being more consistent. Look how nice this thread is working out on the back of this quilt:
I’m even happy with my quilting pattern. I started with a flower in the center of the quilt and echo-quilted around it adding another flower every so often. It’s totally organic and turning out really cool. It’s fairly dense quilting… which I like. Ready to do a little more quilting here soon. Maybe I’ll have it ready by the next PMQG meeting!