I finally finished the adventure of the wholecloth quilt.
The quilt is big and I couldn’t photograph it properly inside my home. Maybe in the future I will take some pictures outside.
I found even a name for it: ” My Rainbow Flower Garden”! Very proud of me – you know I always ask YOU to name my quilts!
Here it is on the floor. It measures 75”.
Since I made this mini quilt a few months ago I wanted to sew a bigger version.
But the size is not the only difference!
Big quilt – thick thread!
The mini quilt was quilted with 50 wt Aurifil thread and I wanted this version to be striking – so I ordered lots of 12 wt spools!
When received the order I was shocked seeing the difference in thickness between this thread and the 15wt thread I use usually.
|Aurifil thread- 50wt and 12wt
There were some challenges and I would have loved to think about them before I started the quilt! But sometimes you have to learn from your own mistakes!
It took me three days to quilt the flower sphere (tutorial here).
And the “painted” binding! My hubby asked me if I stitched it with variegated thread. No, I wasn’t that clever when I made the thread order! So I changed the color a lot! And it wasn’t easy at all to thread the needle!
I learned so much stitching this quilt! Challenges are good!
Come back soon and I will tell you everything about free motion quilting with such a thick thread. And about the pattern.
Tips for quilting with thick thread