It is once again time for a Work In Progress Wednesday report.
Log Cabin Challenge
I have started quilting the longer seams, those that join the blocks together. Instead of teal, like the other quilting, I switched to a metallic machine thread. It is SO easy to use compared with other metallic threads, meant for hand embroidery.
The make is Japanese, Country Mama, and the reel says it is 100% polyester.
At first I thought it was just one strand, almost like a fishing line. I was wrong, there are three strands. A white core and two strands of gold. The three are tightly twisted, making the thread rather stiff, but still flexible, if you see what I mean. There is no need to use bees wax or thread conditioner, the needle and thread runs through the fabric like a knife in soft butter.
I must be the first to admit, though, that there is not as much shine or glitter in this thread as there is in DMC's embroidery floss. What you gain in comfort you lose in shimmer and glimmer!
Sunday Stitch School Stitch Sampler
The four hearts inspired a growth of stalks and leaves.