Monday, August 29, 2016
It's Getting There
It's been interesting. Some thread that I thought would show up, doesn't. (I really thought orange creamsicle on light gold would show more.) Colors that I thought would be overbearing, aren't (salmon pink on white). I am so grateful I didn't try to quilting Key West Memories because I have fought with ever single screenprint kite. They all have skipped stitches and shredded thread. I had to rip the blue one out twice. The last time I ran into problems like this, a smaller needle did the trick. This time, as I quilted the very last Key West print, I discovered a larger needle prevented the skipping. What a pain!
The one thing I'm not sure about is the quilting over the label. I should have thought of that when I positioned it. I figure if I find it too hard to read, I can always applique another label on top of it.
I debated about quilting all the black with a dark grey thread, so it would be visible, but opted to stick with black on black. It's just straight-line quilting with a walking foot - nothing exciting.
Just a little bit of quilting left, then the binding. Two days left in August. Think I'll finish it by the end of the month?