Award winning long arm quilter, textile artist and all round fabricator. I mostly work on textile art, but I can also be found repairing ballistic jackets and building fences.
Monday, August 15, 2011
I've not got as much done today. I've managed to catch up on some sleep and Tet got back from his weekend music festival so I've tried to be a bit sociable.
Being a sad quilter I thought I would share my ring of bobbins today. I have several of these rings and I love them as the bobbins don't fall out when you drop them on the floor, and well I do that from time to time. This one is just set up for the current project which not only has several colours of bobbin thread in it but gets through quite a lot of all of them. As you can see I am using a mixture of pre-wound cardboard bobbins and ones I wind myself. Most of the thread is Masterpiece by Superior threads, it's a very fine (50wt) cotton thread. The dark purple is Aurifil. That is also a 50wt cotton and is the bobbin thread for the matching shade of 28wt that I am using on the top of the quilt. I just really like seeing my bobbins sitting there waiting to be used. I don't generally have needles waiting to be used, but this is pretty dense quilting and I am getting through needles pretty quickly. Having them right to hand improves the odds of me changing them as soon as they need it.