Several years ago my mom and sister decided to make a wallhanging for each month of the year. They started this project before I started quilting and made one for me as well. Once I started quilting they gave me the tops so that I could quilt them myself. Yesterday, I got a shipment of Magna-Glide bobbins from Fil-Tec. I really wanted to play with the bobbins and I decide to go ahead and quilt my "May" wallhanging.
I did double piano keys in the outer blue border, looping ribbons in the orange border and a small tight version of my swirling meander inthe background. I left the colored part of the pinwheels unquilted so that they would pop up and put swirls in the white centers.
I used So Fine 451 as the top thread and white Magna-Glide in the bobbin. Now for my favorite picture.... the back....
I really like these bobbins! If you haven't tried them yet you really should. If you have an APQS, I left my backlash spring in even thought they say not to. Kim Brunner suggested this at MQS and I have to agree that it really does work extremely well.
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