Machine quilting practice, installment three

I’ve skipped posting a few “installments” here on the practice piece I began here and continued here. Between those two installments and now, I added about a zillion “pebbles” around the flying geese, as well as two sections with curved feathers. The latest task, which I did today, was to do three sections of “swirling” feathers, each in a different thread weight. I chose shades of blue for my three samples.

This one was done in 100wt. YLI silk thread, which is extremely fine. I happen to have a fairly good supply of this, left over from some quilting projects I did in the past.





This second sample was in 50wt. Aurifil, a cotton thread that’s a good “medium” weight. I use this thread a lot in both piecing and quilting.




The third section is much heavier; I used 12wt Confetti thread. This thread is so heavy that I think I shouldn’t have tried to use my Bernina’s built-in needle threader; I’ll have to take my machine in to have it adjusted. 🙁

There are still ten sections on the practice piece to fill in, so we’ll see what’s coming!


About Sandy

I’m a retired high school French teacher from Arizona, now living in the Las Vegas area. I loved teaching French, but I love retirement even more! I’m a quilter, and most of what you see here will be about quilting, though I’ve also taken up knitting, and I love to bake. Please leave me a comment if you want to contact me — I’ll get back to you as soon as possible. :)

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