Determined to do at least one quilting project yesterday after the quilt funk posting I completed this baby quilt that has been collecting dust. After resetting some upper tension for King Tut thread on the long arm it was smooth sailing. I really like the look of this 40 wt. variegated thread from Superior. This thread is #917- Pharaohs Tales. If you want to emphasize your quilting---this thread definitely achieves that "focus on the thread" look. (click on the picture for maximum thread view) ! Yep, see what I mean about thread emphasis!
I used So-Fine in the bobbin as usual. Someone recently asked how many bobbins do you use for an average quilt. (four most of the time) For this large baby quilt I wound two bobbins and had thread left over.
I free motion quilted some leaves on the borders, circles (of sorts)---in the inner border, and large meander in the middle section. I also experimented with my new Pfaff's Bi-Level foot to machine stitch on the binding. It worked quite well in that I hit the ditch on the back most of the way. Once I get the hang of all the needle position setting, and forget about sewing on the binding using a quarter inch like I always have, this may be my new favorite method to attach quilt binding---ever!