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:

Juliann in WA said...

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

Ann said...

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

tubakk said...

Pure love!

Cathy said...

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.

Lisa J. said...

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

Stephie said...

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!

Yvonne @ Quilting Jetgirl said...

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

Mystic Quilter said...

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

em's scrapbag said...

Fun embroidery project.