Detail, OESD design for Mega Hoop
I do have a very short blog list here. When I started this blog about a year ago, blundering around in the blogger instructions, I added a few I knew about, and didn't think too much about it. I like that it is there, that you can see what's going on elsewhere with exciting quilters.
Although I don't spend a lot of time browsing the internet and other blogs at all, maybe once every month I see what quilt shops are featuring. Or I might click on one of you Followers, because you have so many fantastic blogs, quilts, activities, as well as lovely information and photos.
Last night I clicked on our Miss Ivory Spring and noted she did a wonderful post about quilting with Aurifil #50 cotton thread and YLI #100 silk thread, my personal favorites for my particular style, but of course not the "only" choices for machine quilting. Please go to her blog, now on my list at the right, and check out this entry and her beautiful work. Thanks Ivory Spring, your quilting and designs took my breath away.
Also related to threads to use, in an upcoming column for American Quilter Magazine I answer a question sent in by a reader about thread weights and style of quilting. I even devised a chart for you to clip out and save. I believe it is for the November issue, but will let you know. Yes, we work way way ahead of publication dates.
Questions arrive all the time about thread. It is such an important choice for you when quilting, as it determines the look and style of the quilt as much as perhaps the fabric choices and design. Well, maybe not as much, but it is very important. That's why there are zillions of threads out there now. And more on the way. There is the right thread for every person.
I'll be writing more on threads in the future. Basically, you need to know what thread weight and color will express the style or mood of a piece the best. Yes, you do have to get some experience, quilt out some prototypes, buy a bit of thread to experiment. Believe me, some day even if you don't use a spool for that project, it will come in handy.
Back to my blog, and for some reason, every time I type that word it shows up as "blot" instead, maybe some subconsious thing I have going on, who knows.
Anyway, I was showing my husband my blog last night (he wanted to see Oliver on the book) on his delightful new laptop, and showed him if you click on the squares by "followers" you get a nice big sample window of all the little personalized icons for each and every one of you. It is like a patchwork quilt, just beautiful.
You can scroll through and get a new "quilt" with each click. It's beautiful, you are all wonderful. I want to thank all of you for being a "follower" in your very busy lives, and for participating in the comment section. It keeps things interesting!
Truly this creates an incredible connection, a 'web' of quilters and information for all to share. Click on any one of you and a new adventure can begin.
Hope you have a great weekend, take some time for quilting if possible. I love seeing what you are doing.
Keep quilting, your work gets better every day!