This has been a busy week! This retreat quilt was quilted with the pantograph "Brush Fire" by Nancy Read. The center blocks had fussy-cut skulls with flames on them. So the obvious choice was a flame design on the quilt using Sulky Blendables #4004 "Golden Flame" 30 wt. cotton thread, which is a variegated orange/red/yellow. In the bobbin I tried my new Magna-Quilt 50 wt. cotton prewound bobbins, which were wonderful.
I love how the thread looks as it crosses the different colors of fabric:
The piecing pattern on the next quilt is called A Quick Trip, and my customer made it for a baby boy. Because of the adorable gecko border fabric, I finally had an excuse to buy Pat Ritter's "Lounge Lizards" pantograph!
I used Rainbows #836 "Citrus Cooler" 40 wt. variegated poly thread on top and a Magna-Glide prewound bobbin for perfect tension. Once again, I just love seeing how the variegated colors travel over different colored fabric:
Next up is this gorgeous quilt which was pieced by a customer. It's a Jinny Beyer pattern, and I love the stunning colors! My customer has requested Custom Lite, which is an all-over design in the body of the quilt, with separate border treatments. I can't wait to audition thread for this quilt!
In other news, my machine is currently for sale. I am on the hunt for another machine. You can see the ad as well as pictures of the machine in its current working condition by clicking on "Machine For Sale" under the Pages heading in the column on the left of my blog page.