I guess Columbus is finally growing on me – cause I made this quilt! I am planning to make a West Virginia one soon, so get tooooo uppity about it, Ohio! I love this tutorial for printing large scale images for applique.
The heart is more or less over the Columbus Metropolitan area. Luckily, the city has a big footprint so I have some wiggle room. The explosion lines are with copper colored metallic thread – so pretty in person! I used Sulky thread, which snapped twice in a row when I first started quilting it. I am out of metallic needles (which are specially suited for metallic thread) so was using a topstitch needle. I loosened the tension and hey presto – quilted the whole thing without a hitch! So, metallic threads bad reputation is very unfair. I do wish this was a slightly heavier thread as I adore the shininess of it – I want more!
I used a satin finish sheet for the back and the texture is delicious.
And the subtle pinstripe binding!
And I just remembered it’s still Tuesday, so I’m linking up with Fabric Tuesday at Quilt Story.