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Friday, 5 June 2015

Catch the Wave!

I am having a ball with the new Hoffman 1895 Watercolours, flipping back and forth between three new designs.  One project is almost finished and the pattern *should* be available by next week. In addition to this really fun and curved patchwork for the border, there's a bit of appliqué.  I decided to try a heavy weight Aurifil thread.
Green or blue?'s water, so I chose blue.  It is a 28 weight cotton Mako and it works a beautiful machine blanket stitch (#46 on my Bernina).  The thread has a gorgeous sheen and I am really pleased with how it fills in the stitching on the raw edge appliqué.  In the bobbin I used a 50 weight Mako cotton and reduced my top tension just a bit to account for the different weights of thread.  Perfect!


  1. Looks delicious! Can't wait to see it whole!

  2. How lovely is water and green grass, which says 'Nova Scotia' to me! That is a really good stitch, I have a spool of 28 weight cotton Mako, must try it.