I didn't think the half drop pattern on the right would work as well as it did.
Obviously these could be patchwork, or canvas work, but I think they might also work as a satin stitch border on an even weave fabric - they remind me of the sort of white on white embroidery found in some European embroidery.
A short post today because the quilt for 'Around the World in 20 quilts' has been coming along well and has kept me busy. Here's a snippet.
Good job I didn't tackle this as my first step towards getting back into free motion quilting - the machine did not like quilting it. It had done set stitches on the background with no trouble at all but free motion? Not likely. I think it was probably the nylon thread it didn't like - not surprising, I don't like it much either.
I think it looks worse because the fabric-paper background is unforgiving and the holes show in the close up. I am telling myself that it looks better from a distance ...
Thanks for the comment on my "Today's Title" piece.
As for your problem with the nylon thread. I use Superior Thread's polyester when I don't want the the quilting thread to be a design element in a quilt. From my experience it's necessary to loosen the top tension quite a bit. I set my Pfaff's on "0".
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