…I’m BIG stitch quilting stars onto my ‘Midnight Harvest’ (a Primitive Gathering’s Pattern)! Yesterday, I FMQed meandering loops all over the quilt (being careful to go around all wool applique).
These are the tools that I am using…
Valdani Pearl Cotton…the colour is a varigated green taupe P3(the camera flash makes it look whiter than it is). I am always asked what SIZE pearl cotton to use…my answer is WHATEVER I HAVE! No one sells Valdani around here so I have to go with what is in my Pearl Cotton tote. Today it is size 12.
I LOVE this NEEDLE THREADER by DMC but there are other makes out there which are similar…this a MUST HAVE when working with pearl cottons or wool threads! I use the smaller hook, thread it through the needle, hook the thread over the hook and pull it through! No fuss, no muss…It’s that easy!!
A pair of small SHARP SCISSORS are a must have! I stress SMALL…do you know how easy it is to snip something YOU SHOULDN’T when wielding a big pair! (Don’t ask…:o(( )
And because I am stitching on black fabric I NEED the Clover White Marking Pen! I can’t say enough good things about this pen!! LOVE IT!! It goes on smoothly, marking a fine white line, and comes off with a spritz of water…I even think a hot iron takes it off.
And of course you need a good light source! Do you know how hard it is to stitch on black? Yowzers…I got out a flashlight while FMQ and pulled a ‘CSI’…you know on the TV Show ‘CSI’ how they always pull out a flashlight to look for clues…well…that’s what I did… going over my quilt with the beam of light to see WHERE I still needed to stitch! You do what you gotta’ do…
Now I just need someone to mop my brow as I take my next stitch…
So there you have it…my ‘work’ for today! Yup…life is tough! :o)
Hope you get to ‘work’ yourself wacky this Wednesday too…and Happy Stitching!~P