One of my prolific clients, Joyce Hite (and my collaborator in show quilts), pieced this beautiful Trip Around The World quilt just recently. I was extremely excited to get the chance to freemotion quilt this 38″ square piece. Joyce asked me about specialty threads and inquired about metallic thread. It was her hope to stitch with metallic in the dark blue border, but after my search, all I could find was royal blue metallic threads. Until…I came upon Superior Thread’s Glitter thread line. I settled on Midnight Blue Glitter thread, which is a holographic film that is rather like tinsel. 18 hours and 170,000 stitches later, this is what came off my Innova frame:
I just loved how the corner work turned out with the Signature Glitter thread. While you can’t see it very clearly here, when the light hits it, it really looks like frost has settled over the stitches. It’s a stunning effect:
A close-up of the center medallion. It was so much fun to fill the “trips” around the world in different fills. Each color of fabric received it’s own thread color, in Glide 40 weight. Two layers of Quilters Dream batting were used…Blend (70/30) on the bottom and Wool on the top:
Here’s what the corner looks like from the solid back:
And, finally, another shot of the beautiful back:
I am so blessed with the gorgeous quilts that come to me and I’m hoping to blog a few more over the coming weeks! If you’d like to get into my 2019 longarming schedule, simply drop me an email at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Patricia Heinrich Hechler