Welcome to week 337 of Free Motion Mavericks. Here is a short update of what's going on with Version 2.0.
Thread & Tension
Whether I've wanted to or not, I've learned a lot of things making my son's Version 2.0 quilt. At the beginning it was math - the hard way, and now it's quilting with black batting, choosing the thread and making sure that my thread tension is good.
|Back and front of stitching-in-the-ditch|
I was really hoping that I could use the same colour of thread for the back, but still have the front thread match the fabric. As you probably know, that's not always easy to do. I believe that this is the first time that I've worried so much about my thread colours and tension on a quilt. Since the quilt is made up of solid fabrics, the quilting will show, no matter what. It's just a matter of how much.
|Struggling with the tension|
|Working on the back thread|
|Quilt sandwich ready to be quilted|
|My FMQ set up for a large quilt|
- It's good to want to get the tension right but I'm now going to stop worrying about my thread. It will be fine as long as I don't go too fast...which will be difficult to do on such a large quilt!
- I'm looking forward to finding designs in my books and online. I already have quilt sandwiches ready for practicing 😊
- Thanks to the readers who left me some ideas on the thread and what to do about the cable design around the border. I will try to enlarge the pattern and maybe even see if I can add a little something to it - echoing?. There's lots of time for that since it's likely the last thing that I'll FMQ.
Free Motion Mavericks
|You'll want to check out the whole thing, but this|
picture with details is lovely!