I have a difficult time eating shrimp, scallops, crab, actually most seafood. It’s a texture thing with me. I want to like these things, I do! But I just can’t get past how they feel when I take a bite. Ugh. All you seafood lovers – don’t hate me. I’ve tried. Seriously. But I just can’t handle the texture.
I don’t have that problem with quilty texture though. Thank goodness! I can play with scrumptious quilt texture all day long and it never leaves a weird taste in my mouth. Not even when I lick the fabric… 😀
Over the weekend I worked on a lovely customer quilt. Shirley asked for an all over design using variegated blue thread on the top and variegated green thread on the back. We decided to use the loopy flower design and it created some fabulous texture!
At first I had my doubts about using two variegated threads but they worked together beautifully. The thread on the back is Omni-V, and the top thread is Fantastico. Both are by Superior and are 40#. Fantastico is a bit shiny, like Glide, and Omni-V has a more matte finish. I’m so happy they worked together, as my customer had her heart set on variegated threads on both sides.
You can see more of the texture on the front in the picture above. Once this quilt is washed, I can only imagine how cuddly it will feel!
I took the quilt outside to take a full picture of the front of the quilt on the deck. After laying it out I stepped back to get my shot and the wind took over. It blew up the back to fold over perfectly. I think this quilt was telling me which side it likes best! So I grabbed the shot and called it a day.
The next quilt I’ll be working on will have more custom quilting. I’m excited to come up with a quilting plan and get it loaded. Time to get those creative juices flowing!
So there’s my quilting crush for Main Crush Monday. Now it’s time for you to share yours! What has you excited to be in your sewing space? You can link up any blog post, Instagram or Flickr pic – here’s how: