This week I was happy to work on this elegant wholecloth quilt. My customer requested "Floreale" as the pantograph, and red thread on the back.
I was at first skeptical that my machine would let me do this. My machine has a reputation for messing up tension on the back (to say the least). And a longarmer's favorite backing is always busy and colorful for just that reason. So here I had a bright white backing, with red thread. Of course I chose Aurifil 40 wt. cotton for the top and the bobbin. How happy I was to see it looking like this:
And when it was finished, it was really pretty!
My customer has a good sense of design and color, and now she has given me the courage to try something like this again. The quilting on the front was supposed to blend, and only provide texture. I was very happy with the outcome:
I was also privileged this week to work on this adorable pink and white baby quilt:
I chose "Frisky Feathers" by Lorien for the pantograph, and a not-too-white Aurifil 40 wt. cotton on top with a whiter 50 wt. Aurifil in the bobbin. On the top I didn't want the white to look messy on the pink. So the top color of thread was #2021, and it seemed to blend in to the pinks just like I had hoped:
The back had a large pinwheel block right in the center. So cute!
The rest of this week is set aside for stabilizing a quilt for my Sister-in-Law. It's a big one!