We’ve had a few terribly hot days around here lately. Like, ‘can’t even breathe without sweating’ kind of days. Not that I’m complaining. I enjoy warm sunny days way more than rainy or cold ones. This warm weather is actually making working on my current project so fun. Look at this cool color palette:

Fairy Frost Fabric Michael MillerJust playing with these fabrics is keeping me cool! These are Fairy Frost fabrics by Michael Miller. I love the weight of them and sewing with them has been a dream. I’m using these fabrics in a project that I won’t show you until July, but it’s one I am really crushing on. Partly because of the fabrics, but mostly because I can’t wait to share with you next month.

I have the top pieced and have started the quilting. I’m using Glide thread for the first time too – it’s a project of firsts! I wanted something that would work with the shimmer in the fabrics. The sheen of this thread is gorgeous.

Glide Thread Cool Grey

Glide Thread – Cool Grey

Before I started quilting I tried several different combinations of this thread and bobbin thread. I tried Omni, Bottom Line, and So Fine 50 in the bobbin. In the end, I went with Glide in the bobbin and on top. It’s been the magic combination. I haven’t had any tension issues or threads breaking, so let’s keep our fingers crossed that everything continues to work this well!

Here’s a shot of some ofΒ the quilting on top. It’s a lot of marking and ruler work, but I like how it’s looking so far.

Back and Forth Quilting

And here’s a shot of the back. You can almost feel the frostiness, right?

Quilt Texture Glide ThreadI’m looking forward to finishing this one and sharing it with you!

Now, on to this week’s linky party! Last week, there were several link-ups featuring free motion quilting so that’s what I want to highlight for you.

First, did you all see Tish’s amazing whole cloth quilt! That girl has some mad skills and I loved her finish.

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Photo by Tish of TishnWonderland

Then there was Jayne’s Skinny Mini quilt. All those sweet flying geese and quilting made for some wonderful texture.

Photo by Jayne of Twiggy & Opal

Photo by Jayne of Twiggy & Opal

Finally, Janice of Color, Creating, & Quilting has been practicing her free motion quilting skills. These loopy flowers look great!

Photo by Janice of Color, Creating, & Quilting

Photo by Janice of Color, Creating, & Quilting

Now it’s your turn to share your crush for this week. I know you have been working on fun projects – show them off! You can link up any blog post, Instagram or Flickr pic – here’s how:

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