I have decided to make a new category on my sidebar (Asian) for Asian quilts. I love them but i never make them myself. I have been “collecting” lots of Asian prints..I love the elegant florals and what not. I have been using them in with my quilts and for backings but not actually made an Asian themed quilt. So it’s on my list.
Delores is a local quilter here…and she owns her own Innova…but says that I am so far ahead of her ( skillwise) that she wants me to quilt her special quilts for her. She was actually working at the shop when I started working there all those years ago…..:)
Anyway she made this fabulous quilt for her sister as a gift. I used metro thread for the first time on this quilt. I heard about it from my friend Char….apparently it’s embroidery thread..but it’s really shiny and can be used for piecing and long arm quilting. So i thought I would try it out. she sent me part of a spool in her favorite color and it honestly looks like gold metallic thread…but it behaves so much better in my long arm. I can use metallic thread..but I have to make lots of adjustments and i will only buy superior. But this stuff is now a new love of mine! WOW! Who needs metallic threads anymore? I can use this is several colors and have all types of metallics and a FRACTION of the cost of other metallics. That’s what I love about the quilting community…for the most part all of us are nice to each other and we are willing to share our “secrets’ and help one another out. I fele that way anyway..I am always willing to share info and insight when asked.