Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Next cab off the rank

Another dear friend has just had a little girl. This is another appliqué blanket (like the hexagon one)

It’s my own design of a large rose, in rose patterned fabric with a raw edge on the applique (i just zig-zaged around the edge).
To do the zig-zag edges, I used some very cool Gutermann metallic thread in a bright pink and an ocean blue and a multicoloured sulky Holoshimmer thread. These are mainly used for embroidery stitching, and I’d never used them before – but I will totally be using them again!

The metallic thread was a little hard to use as it was quite coarse and not smooth like normal thread. The Holoshimmer was like a shiny, smooth metallic thread with a small amount of stretch to it. I used this one for the leaves and it worked wonderfully.
Pick yourself up a reel when you’re next in spotlight and have a go!


CurlyPops said...

Ooooh sparkly thread! I definitely have to try that.

yardage girl said...

Hmmm I don't mind a bit of bling in my sewing - thanks for the tip!

Jodie said...

They look great ! do they feed through the machine ok?
Do you also put them in the bobbin?

crafty things said...

Great looking stitching. There is a special needle produced for working with metallic threads. These couple of links talk about the different types of needles.

http://www.alwaysquilting.com.au/crafternews/threaded_needle.htm#machine needle

Often when using special threads you can get away with just ordinary thread in the bobbin.