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Friday, 22 August 2014

Tuscany Silk

I've been itching to try Hobbs Tuscany Silk Batting and was thrilled when Mrs. Pugsley's Emporium received a shipment.  Yay, Mrs. P! (she does mail orders if you can't visit in person!)
It's a lovely light-weight batting which shows the relief of the stitches very nicely.  I will definitely be using this silk batting again.  Even this small, heavily stitched piece drapes beautifully;  it would be a dream on a bed quilt.
I stitched this sample of our project for our upcoming Free Motion Quilting For The Absolutely Terrified workshop using gold metallic thread but there isn't much sparkle showing in these pictures.
It's a dark and overcast day here so I took the little quilt outside to photograph to capture as much light as possible.
I ended up planting the hanger on top of a bean pole in our garden.  It seemed a safe spot, as I had helpers in attendance.
Maddie sat at one end of the row pondering how to climb that bean pole...
...while Polly surveyed the situation from the other end.
Maddie got bored and decided there was other trouble he could pursue.  Oh, oh...look out Polly, he is slowly stalking you!
We know what happened next.  I didn't get a picture of the rumble as I was hurrying to get the quilt safely inside.  No silk was harmed in the photographing of the quilt.  


  1. You lead a charmed life, Karen, with all that silk and 2 cute kittens and that lush garden. (No weeds?)

  2. What a luscious piece of quilting! The gold thread certainly sparkles in the light, doesn't it? Your beans are growing beautifully, and they provide a good play space too.