It's coming a long at a turtles pace. Still quilting the first block. It's more trial and error, finding the quickest route for quilting the block. The pictures have been enlarged in today's post so you can see the stitching. I'm using my favorite thread, Invisafil. Super fine polyester thread, its 100wt is hairlike. A little bit more expensive than most threads but cheaper than silk 100wt. Soft Expressions has the best prices that I can find. However having the best prices also means sometimes it's back ordered. Well worth the wait. The longest wait has been 2 weeks. I can live with that.
It backtracks beautifully. The numbers below show how many times I've stitched in the same spot. Another great thing is I can use the same thread throughout the entire quilt. On the picture above you can see how well it blends into the green tulip leaves.
With any product there's pros and cons. The only con(besides the price) is when burying my thread tails the self threading needle will shred this thread if I'm not very careful. The trick is to hold the thread taunt. And a little spit on the thread helps it slide right through.
|picture borrowed from http://www.mileskimball.com/buy-self-threading-needles-311501|
~ Lea Anne~