Inspiration struck in November of 2013, and I began quilting, and had huge issues with the silver metallic thread I was using. Broken needles, huge knots and nests on the bottom, broken thread, etc. (See previous blog posts). I decided to try Superior Metallic thread and titanium Topstitch needles, and that worked much better. I didn't break any needles, and had only 3 knots, and a few breaks. The other thread, I had knots and breakage every few inches. I recommend Superior Metallics if you choose to add sparkle to your designs.
So, here are some pictures. I still need to add the label, and have to decide on the name. This one is a keeper. I worked too hard, and learned so much, and love blue and snowflakes. The pictures don't show how beautiful it really is, and how good the quilting looks. I really had fun, once I got the right thread.
This was pieced with Aurifil 50wt cotton, and in the (maybe 12?) bobbins for quilting. Lots of Aurifil!
Superior Silver Metallic in the feathers and swirls.
A shot with a little of the backing and binding. Swirling snowflakes! And no need to shovel. This is for mine! I'm keeping it.
First Finish of 2014, and finished a UFO. Very proud of myself!!