Sometimes a quilt doesn't feel quite right until it's finished.
My Ziggy Strings was that kind of quilt. Today it feels just right!
The bright clear colors, the sharp zigs and zags, all those happy fabrics... it feels like summer at last.
And the log cabin back... I've got to do more of those!
But it's quilting that really did it for me on this one. I pulled out some Aurifil 12 wt thread, a thicker yellow thread, which makes gorgeous noticeable stitches. Setting my machine for a longer stitch length (# 4), I zigged and zagged straight lines following the path of my strings. No marking! Then, I added some regular thin thread quilting in white, to give it some depth and not overwhelm things.
It really shows ziggy from the back. What do you think? It's a bit hard to see, in the pictures, I guess. But in person, the yellow thread has a great texture.
I think, I'd like some more 12 wt thread...
And the binding is Chicopee Voltage Dot (here and in Canada here), a great funky dot print I've been saving for just the right moment. Bing!
So now I'm all ready for the Festival of Strings, which opens tomorrow. Looks like we'll have some lovely weather!
Thanks to all - the sunshine, our meadow flowers, and family members big and small - who make photoshoots possible, especially on holidays. Enjoy your day!
p.s. My cupboards advise that I find miss Ziggy Strings a home away from home. This one's for sale at my Etsy shop!