Wednesday, 24 November 2021

WIPW - Golden Herringbones

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!

I quilted seven lines, indicated by the arrows.

Sunday Stitch School Stitch Sampler

The four hearts inspired a growth of stalks and leaves.

#63 French Knotted Chain Stitch.

#109 Knotless Coral Stitch.


  1. I will have to keep my eye out for that metallic thread. I have lots of brands in my stash but am never 100% happy with any of them.

  2. The metallic thread sounds wonderful for ease in cloth. Nice leaves..I had totally forgotten the French Knotted Chain stitch and will add some to embroidery this week. An easy and quick stitch.

  3. Two stems and leaves born of four different heart. I wanted to think about what kind of ingredients the stems and leaves grow.

  4. Lovely addition of leaves and stems!
    And the metallic thread looks good in herringbone.
    So close to a finish!

  5. Metallics are an endless balancing act. Sometimes I choose ease, sometimes I choose effect.

  6. The gold brightens the seams. The hearts and filling stitches are a nice addition.


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