It’s another Charity Quilt finish for Friday. This was one a fiend made and I decided to try a new panto called Whisper. One thing I learned was, circles are never as round as the panto. LOL! But, I also deduced, I could eliminate the circles on the next time I use the panto!
So here’s the deets. 47″x54″ top made with scraps, so I went with a brassy olive thread to blend with the scraps and the tan border and backing.
I had a lot of trouble keeping this one squared and lining up the panto on each return. Not sure why, but I will try harder on the next one. Overall you can’t really tell unless you look very close, so it is what it is.
The next Charity quilt top will be another for this same friend. This one will be trickier because it has a pattern of light and dark squares that will mean I need a blending thread for the top, but the border and back are a deep bright blue. So, do I try to use two different colors of thread, or the same? I bought a bright blue to have on hand, but I am not sure I want that color on top of the cream scraps. I might have to play with it, because the difference in tension might show the alternate color on top or bottom. So I would have to be diligent on getting the tension right.
So, what would you do with the thread issue? And, any suggestions for the quilting? I am using FMQ because it is 56″x62″ and will not fit into the center of the frame, so it can’t be a panto without a lot of shifting back and forth. With FMQ I can do each section within the frame and then move to quilt the next sections.
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