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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?  Hmm...it'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!

3 comments:

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

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  2. How lovely is that.....blue 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.

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