FMQ with Silk
Just to experiment I decided to do some quilting with Kimono and YLI Silk. Both did fabulous and here is the YLI example. I’ve been working with a new book – Machine Free Hand Patterns and it is very easy for me to look at the patterns and create them as I go. Maybe I’m getting a little better with the eye to hand coordination, but it is getting easier with practice.
The YLI was a bit closer in color and looks better than my first attempts with the Kimono, but both were wonderful in the sewing machine. I’m thinking of putting a little Kimono on my next Superior Threads order.
This picture shows the bottom with a little Aurifil to see what a darker color cotton looks like with the silk as a comparison.
I love all this FMQ with silk. Of course this leaves me in a quandary now. Remember this lovely sampler.
Well it’s still waiting to be quilted as desired. I was thinking of hand quilting, but now the silk is calling to me. Decisions, decisions. What do you all think? I suppose I could do both – FMQ and hand quilt with some silk as well. I may need to pest up the experienced quilting ladies this week. Of course there’s also the second one that needs to be quilted.