Friday, April 19, 2013

September Light Finished

I keep thinking of this as my September Light quilt, even though many other fabrics were used. It was started using several fabrics from Lida Enche's first collection, September Light, but I wanted to stay in the color mood but be scrappier. I think it ended up about one-third September Light, two-thirds various other things from the stash.

I was quilting this in February, and had a lot of trouble with breaking thread. I tried every tweak I could think of, but doing these back and forth lines, the top thread would fray and break. After awhile I noticed that it only happened when quilting from right to left. I'd heard that was sometimes a problem, but I'd never experienced it before. I experimented with a row of figure eights, and then a row of swirls, and those gave no problems going right to left. 

So on the second half of the quilt I switched to doing only swirls. No more breaks! Thanks to Angela Walter's Craftsy class, I figured changing quilting designs part way through the quilt was acceptable.

Linking to Crazy Mom Quilts for finish it up Friday. 


  1. Wow! Absolutely gorgeous and I love the name you chose!

  2. What a great quilt and lovely quilting! I was actually thinking of buying that craftsy class today lol did you enjoy it?

  3. Really cool quilting!