The Fall Frolic quilt is finally started…. the fabrics have been sitting on my big board for at least a month and with the start of November, time to display a fall quilt is getting short!
This is a small quilt compared with what I usually sew. The 9-patch center square has a finished size of 9″. The flying geese finish at 1.5″ by 3″. The process for this quilt is going better that I had hoped.
This was a kit that included 6 orange/gold fq’s, 6 brown fq’s, and 0.5 yard of border/background/binding fabric. So far, I have added two more golds and four more browns. Not much of a surprise and happily I was able to find fabrics in my resource center.
The patches are lining up well and lying flat. I usually find smaller patches a bit more challenging than working with large pieces. So… I have to ask myself why…. what is different??? Maybe I was cutting more accurately, or pressing differently — or — maybe it is the thread.
My go-to thread has always been the Mettler Silk Finish Cotton. This time I had a better color in the Aurifil — which I have never used before — so decided it was time to give it a try.
At the moment I am totally and completely smitten with the Aurifil. Even though I am using the same weight as usual – 50wt – it seems to be a bit thinner and that is probably why the patches are nice and flat. And lint — almost none!!
To be continued ….