Luminosity, Let It Shine!

Well, I have to say that I think this is a blog that does me more good than it does you.  I’m on, hopefully, the last day of having stents in my nose for nasal surgery that was performed one week ago.  I’ve had my share of panic attacks over the past 72 hours and this blog has been a good diversion from the things stuck up my nose!

Today, I bring to you a quilt that the phenomenally talented Maureen Wood pieced, called “Luminosity” by Jacqueline De Jonge.  Maureen, from Canada, is a certified instructor for both Jacqueline De Jonge (BeColourful) and Judy Neimeyer (Quiltworx).

Maureen will be teaching classes on this quilt here shortly, so now is as good a time as ever to share the beautiful results of this custom hand-guided and ruler work quilting:

IMG_5854This was quilted with two layers of Quilters Dream batting…blend on the bottom and wool on the top with Glide 40 weight thread.

And, here it is in a little more detail:IMG_5846IMG_5857IMG_5858If you are looking to be added to my 2019 schedule, please know that we are currently booked through October, 2019.  If you’d like to get in for the tail end of the year, sign up now!  Bookings are going very quickly 🙂

I thank Maureen for this opportunity to quilt for her and I thank each of you who has made 2019 a banner year thus far.

I also wanted to take this time to introduce you all to my sold-only-in-the-USA luxury soap company!  I handcraft these soaps with love and care to create a truly special luxury soap line, along with a solid block dish soap line, a shave soap line for both men and women and a scrubbing soap line.  I offer gorgeous customized gift box options, making my products a wonderful gift option.  Check out my website!

Take care and I hope you get a little chance to be creative today!

Patricia Heinrich Hechler

Author: threadworksfactory

I'm a licensed landscape architect who is married with three wonderful step-kids and a wonderful granddaughter. My husband and I share our passion of racing and have very hectic summers. I made my first quilt over a decade ago and waited another 8 years to tackle my second. Doing so fostered a passion to completely "build" a quilt and my third quilt saw me realize my dream to design, construct and longarm a quilt. This was made for a very special mom!

14 thoughts on “Luminosity, Let It Shine!”

    1. Awe, thank you! If you’re ever in America, you’ll have to let me know! It would be wonderful to meet you in person. 🙂

  1. That top is wonderful, but your quilting takes it out of the stratosphere! Beautiful beyond description, and you know how to photograph it for the best detail. As all your work is, just outstanding. I love seeing them. I have a question if possible. I have invested in Glide thread, but not having the success with it that most long arm quilters have. I am working on a domestic Bernina Aurora 440 and having trouble with the Glide thread looping out of the bobbin (it is not overfilled, and i even removed some thread), but it causes a rat’s nest on the bottom of my project. If you could just direct me where to get an answer, or possible suggestions. I already messaged Glide through FB when they posted the promotion for Glide thread, but have not received an answer. I think i will just need to resell the thread because it is just not working. I am so disappointed. ( I am probably a medium skilled machine quilter, not proficient, but I have done a fair amount of projects, and samples. Mostly use Aurifil thread for piecing and machine quilting). If you can help me, I am so Thankful! Jo

    1. I’m so sorry to hear of your issues with Clyde thread. For me, I don’t wind the bobbin is full so that it doesn’t fall off the outside of the bobbin early on. Outside of that, I don’t know what else to tell you except for maybe reducing your upper and a bobbin tension a little bit to see if that might also be a cause. What typically happens is that the slickness of the thread may cause slippage at starts and stop. Reducing the tension a smidgen might alleviate some of the pressure on the thread. That’s my best guess. I hope you meet with success, because the thread looks beautiful on fabric. My best wishes to you! Thank you for your kind comments! It’s really helping me through this very tough day of nasal congestion and stents in my nose! One more day!

      1. Thank you so much for the reply! I will try fiddling with the tension before I sell. I just wonder if a long arm is a bit different in the tension adjustment than a domestic. If i can’t figure it out, I will regretfully resell my thread. Praying for you to get through this very uncomfortable time and then have the relief from your sinus troubles!! Thanks again for the reply!

      2. I’ve never tried to free motion on a domestic, but I do know that there are a number of domestic machines that allow you to adjust the bobbin tension. If yours is one that can, you’ll find a very small screw on your bobbin case. I’m very hopeful that you meet with success and that you find that you can use glide thread.

    2. Jo, don’t know if this would help or not but Bob of Superior threads once told a group of quilters that if the thread is cross wound on the spool, it should be put in a vertical position on your machine and if the thread is in a stacked position, it should be put in a horizontal position on the machine. Good luck.

      1. Thanks Anna, I did see Bob’s video regarding this. But I think my problem was happening in the bobbin and I think I’ve found the solution. I sew (machine quilting) on my domestic Bernina Aurora 440. It has the BSR which I use, but not the larger throat or bobbin size of the newer 800 series. And yet if I use the bobbin winder and let it go, it really seems to overfill the bobbin. I believe what happened was the bobbin was just too full, and because of the slippery nature of the Glide thread, it was falling out of the bobbin into the trace and creating the rat’s nest of thread as I was trying to quilt. I have since done a different project with the Glide thread and paid attention to stopping the fill on my bobbin before the machine shuts off. This seems to have solved that particular problem. Really enjoyed the thread this time!! Thanks for your response again!

  2. Wow your quilting is amazing. Love the designs you have used on the quilt. Really brings it to life. I am a lover of Glide thread. Can I ask what colour thread you uzed and did you change it out for the cloured areas. Hopefully you can get your stents out and start to feel better. Heal well.

    1. I’m sorry I missed your comment until just now! i used a light warm grey on all the colored areas and a slightly antique white on the white areas. I’m so sorry this reply comes to you so late!

  3. Another gorgeous job by both piecer and quilter. love that rainbow effect of colors she chose. And cool pattern by the designer. How fun you got to work this one. I keep praying for you to get better day by day, sis. I’m glad you got to work on the blog post, and now the stents are out!

    1. Thanks, sis. It’ll be a little bumpy for a while with a lot of swelling in the nasal linings, but I understand it and will keep at it.

      This quilt is a gorgeous kit and Jacqueline De Jonge has all these fabrics as her own line! Very cool quilt. Loved getting this opportunity.

Leave a Reply

%d bloggers like this: