I will take a couple days away from the Scrappy Stars as I said — I will be machine quilting it and in the meantime I need to decide on what color thread – I do not have much as mostly I have small spools but I have begun to gather up a small collection of cones and that is what I use for the machine quilting. Now to decide – the light blue or the gray? I will decide over the next couple days. I will also look over the smaller spools that I have and see if it is possibly that I have enough of any of them – doubtful! I have found the best thread that works for my Juki is the Presencia #60 – I know there are other threads out there and a lot like Aurifil, but when I got my machine from another quilter she told me that for some reason it seemed to work the best with Presencia 60 weight and I tried some others to see how they were and almost always had trouble immediately with the tension – I am not good with tension!! I went back to Presencia and never have trouble – I think I will stick with it. I don’t like tension issues LOL – I need to get more colors though – the white is for piecing and the blue and gray are new – the light lavender was used on two other quilts. The cones really last a long time. I have smaller spools of black and beige.
Yesterday was a particularly lazy sewing day – we had not been home for a good part of the day as Mike was off and we had things to do – getting home in the middle of the afternoon didn’t give me time to really sit and sew – I did get this part of a hexie done though for the Handful of Scraps.
A little bit of basting was done on Thursday so I have one more about ready to work on.
I got the project box out for the Retro Air Ship Propeller blocks to take a look – I think I might try to work on one or two of these this weekend. They have been neglected – more scraps to use up but I have to use larger pieces for these – I look through the fat quarters and almost fat quarters. I’m linking to Tweety Loves Quilting today.
A new Craftsy fabric in the Boundless line is out – have you seen this quilt kit that uses the Boundless Flower Shop fabric – this kit is called “Mirage” by Janice Ryan. The kit is $98.15 it makes a quilt 64 x80 inches and has 11 yards of fabric in it. The link will take you to the kit where you can click on more photos to see the fabric up close – pretty!