I quilted one for myself! I decided not to fold this top up and put it in the cupboard and just get it quilted before our local quilt show this September 28 & 29.
I used the Dream Puff batting so it is really light and cuddly. I used the Ginseng Panto and a gold Magnifico thread called Clover Honey. I decided to keep with the metallic feel of all the fabrics of the quilt and use a shiny thread. I love the results. These pictures don't really do the thread justice. I LOVE this thread. It is smooth, and shiny and did not break once. It comes in a huge range of colors too. I hope one of my clients wants shiny thread soon as I can't wait to have a reason to order more!
Here are a few of my the blocks up close.
And here is my favorite part of the whole thing - the back. I had one extra block that was just a little too light in color so I decided to put in on the back. I pressed the edges under 1/4" and top-stitched it to the backing before I loaded it on the longarm. I think it makes an otherwise boring back a little more interesting.
Now isn't this the cutest pincushion! My friend Robin is a fellow owl lover and was just in town visiting. She made him for me. I am so spoiled! Thanks, Robin!
Kendra caught another shot of our baby robins. They are hard to see, but she told me how much their feathers are changing. One more month of summer - where is the time going?