Friday, May 28, 2010

May Wallhanging

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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