Sunday, 13 September 2015

New needle, new thread

Until very recently I had been limited in my choice of threads for the denim by the size of my needle's eye: I was just using the largest embroidery needle I had in my box.  Then I sort out a bigger needle with a much bigger eye - which is to say I looked in a packet that was sitting on top of the bookshelf. Now I can use all sorts of new stuff: lovely shiny rayon threads, great big lumpy ones (that's a technical term for those of you not up on these things), and that in turn has slightly expanded my colour range.  Just when I thought this couldn't be any more fun that it already was...


So I am still stitching, but am also starting to think about the two large dark sides - do I want to do this on the other sides too?  Will I keep stitching pretty much as I am already or will I change it?  I know there is a hole that needs sorting but apart from that nothing is decided yet.


The thing I have decided is that I will make this big enough to use.  I am really enjoying sitting under it as I sew and it is already quite heavy and warm.  I'm not sure it would need wadding, but maybe something nice and soft on the back.

9 comments:

  1. Maybe a soft corduroy as a backing. This is really lovely.

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  2. I'm so glad you discovered a larger eye since it is giving you greater scope. Juliann's suggestion of corduroy sounds interesting.

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  3. Too funny that you would have the threads but not a needle to fit them! Glad you found one. I made a crazy quilt blue jean quilt and used flannel as backing. I'll have to show it some day. I made it about thirty years ago or so and it's on the quilt rack up in the spare bedroom.

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  4. I'm liking the corduroy idea as well. It fits with the jeans theme.

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  5. Don't talk to me about needles with too small an eye!!! This is looking fab Kaja, I'm glad you've decided to make it bigger - no point in stopping if you're enjoying it so much either!

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  6. I was just wondering how you planned to quilt this up! Something soft and cuddly on the back sounds great.

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  7. Corduroy does sound a good idea for he back of this quilt, warm and hardwearing. Like the addition of the thicker thread too.

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