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Sunday, December 15, 2013

December QAL - Post 2

Compliments to all of the quilters who have linked up at Sue's blog.  I love every project I've seen, and the variety is wonderful.  Seeing all of our Christmas work in December is putting me in a nice holiday mood.
 
Those are the backs of my polar bear quilts and the long side measures 15.5 or close to it.  No red or green.

I just came in from pushing around the slush that is the result of the snow storm from yesterday.  Hope everyone else is okay.  We are having a very unusual year weather wise in that the temps just keep fluctuating markedly over a few days.  It was bitter cold yesterday and today it is warm enough for rain. 


I am continuing to work on my Nativity panel project that I began in June or July.  I was using metallic thread for the quilting and had absolutely no problems with the red color, but when I switched to green, the thread kept breaking.  I used every needle size there is and played with the tension to no avail.  Then I visited Joann's to get plain old thread to finish this project and found that the Coats and Clark was half price so I bought a variety, including their metallic thread which is made differently.  Their metallic is twisted around a core of thread, whereas the other metallic I was using was a polyester strip type.  I've been using the Coats metallic and haven't had a problem with it, so I'm going to finish this quilt with the gold metallic only.  I'd love to have this project hanging for Christmas week. 


This is the finished Modern Christmas Tree Quilt hanging in the living room. 
 
God Bless You.

2 comments:

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Love your modern tree quilt - it came out beautifully. I use Schmetz metallic needles, thread on a cone stand, and Sewers Aid. Here is a good site with info on metalic and sheen threads
http://softexpressions.com/help/faq/faqmetallicthread.html

QuiltSue said...

Your modern tree quilt is just wonderful. I love the colours in it.