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Thursday, October 23, 2014
Christmas Top is Quilted!
WhooHoo! It's quilted! Got it done and off the frame in 3 days...just before we left town for a few days. Snapped a couple pics as the quilting progressed. Now we're back home and I need to bind it.
On the frame
Closeup of quilting
I used a solid red 50wt quilting cotton in needle and thread from Connecting Threads - Cotton Essentials, Cherry. I think it shows up nicely. Bailey 15 liked this thread. I was worried I might have breaks. I actually had only 2 breaks and that was before I changed the foot to one that would better glide over the heavy seams that all connected in one place. It's linty thread and I cleaned and oiled after every bobbin, which slowed me down a little, but it was great thread to work with.
Looking forward to having this quilt finally displayed in the house this Christmas!!