As the latest issue of Love Patchwork & Quilting is out I can reveal what I was doing with the beautiful Oakshott Colourshotts and the lovely array of Aurifil I was using not so long ago.
I made some cushions for the magazine that highlighted how different quilting options could change how a project looked. This issue looks at straight line quilting (on a curve) and matchstick quilting.
I really enjoyed this project. The Colourshotts were a pleasure to work with and the depth of their colours fabulous. And I had such an array of Aurifil to go with them. Really it was playtime dressed up as work. I especially loved doing the matchstick quilting with the 40w variegated thread. I loved how it totally changed how the simple plus design looked and I really, really want to try this quilting out on other projects. Yes, it takes a while but it is totally worth it. And it gives a really cool texture to the project!
I have another Colourshotts project niggling away in my mind wanting to be transferred to reality, but I am trying to stick to all the WIPs for the moment. But soon, very soon, I feel the need to cut into more of these.