02 April 2012

{Sew} Modern Monday

I hope everyone had a lovely weekend! It was in the high 70s here & I was wearing a sundress yesterday!! Today it's in the 30s & trying to snow. You gotta love springtime!

For me it was a weekend of quilting firsts for me.

Saturday I used 505 spray basting for the first time, I'm in love! It's so quick & easy to use.

And I got the vertical lines quilted on my Tula Pink couch quilt. I decided to use some of the Aurifil thread we got from Sewing Summit last October, used the 28 weight in lime. What a great thread!! I will definitely be buying more in the future.

This was actually my second attempt at quilting a large quilt on my home machine. They first time was my very first quilt & it was pretty much a lumpy disaster. The nice thing is that quilt was just going to go in the car so it didn't matter how ugly it turned out. At least my corners matched up! ;)

Since I only have about 20 yds of thread left after finishing the vertical quilting I will be doing the horizontal lines in a reddish brown some time this week.

I also finished my black & neon quilt top (second picture down on linked page) & will be finishing that up hopefully over the weekend.

There was also some dyeing (above) and redwork (below) going on over the weekend!

Linking up to {Sew} Modern Monday at Canoe Ridge Creations


Jacey said...

Busy, busy! I have not tried spray basting yet, but most people swear by it! What are you dyeing? I'm hoping to dye up some yarn soon.

Mrs.Hearts said...

I really like your quilt. The quilting lines are perfect for the quilt style.