Remember the Feathers Quilt Top I made? Well I finally quilted it!
I had a hard time deciding how to quilt this thing, and I really didn’t want to rush it. So I stared at this thing for six months, pondering and pondering.
Time to give it a good press. Hey! A quilt-top ironing-board tent! I was a tiny bit sad that this’ll be the last time I get to see light shining through this patchwork, but it’s so nice to finally have this thing quilted.
I used Mirage Stripe blue cotton print by Kaffe Fassett for the backing. A perfect match with the purple and blue solids I used for the front.
For the quilting, I decided on simple straight lines to accentuate the feathers design. I used a thread I’ve never used before: Sew Fine 50wt polyester by Superior Threads, in a charcoal color (410). Teamed up with a 12 Topstitch needle and my walking foot, stitching went smoothly. I just had to tighten the bobbin tension slightly.
And a label completes it! It’s what might become my standard quilt label: Kona cotton in white, framed with leftover binding strips of Kona pepper, handwritten with a permanent black pen. I love the touch of “signing” a quilt with my own handwriting.
I have to say that this just might be my favorite thing I’ve ever made 🙂