Sunday, December 18, 2011

Guest Artist: Doing Something Scary Well

Our featured artist today is Michele Scott author of the new book Bobbin Quiltin' and Fusin' Fun from AQS. This is a great book for those of you interested in trying that scary thing called bobbin quilting. Yikes!
In bobbin quilting you flip the quilt over and stitch on the back of the quilt so the bobbin threads appear on the face of the quilt. Using decorative threads and yarns, Michele gives you directions for 11 fused quilt projects in her book. 
Shoot for the Stars by Michele Scott
She is a brave woman! And she is a kind woman. Why?  Because Michele recommends my threads in her book saying they are "By far, my absolute favorite thread of all time." Thanks Michele and best wishes for your brand new book!

5 comments:

Ulla's Quilt World said...

Hi! Greetings from Finland! Your quilts are so fantastic! It's so nice to find other quilters all around the world! www.quiltworld2.blogspot.com
Yours, Ulla

Gene Black said...

I am still a bit scared to try bobbin quilting. Which weight of your thread does she use for that?

Laura Wasilowski said...

Hi Gene,
You get the best results with a size 8 thread in the bobbin. It has enough bulk to make a bold statement when you stitch with it. You can also get more yardage on you bobbin with a size 8 thread rather than a size 5 or 3.

Michele would suggest you try the thread through the bobbin tension ( losen the tension a bit) or by by-passing the tension to get a wobblier stitch. Nothing wrong with wobbly!
Laura

WoolenSails said...

Beautiful quilt and quilting, love the idea, though I have a hard enough time figuring out how to use my machine the regular way;)

Debbie

Renate said...

Oooo that technique sounds mighty scary, but the result looks stupendous! The thread size you mention seems quite thick to me, considering that I use a 50 wt for piecing. Size 8? Hmmm...Michelle should know though. Her quilt is stunning.