I hope you all had a great holiday and were able to spend time with family or loved ones. My Christmas was wonderful, and I am excited to share with you what my husband made for me. But I will save that for another day. Here is a mini quilt I worked on the last few weeks.
Original design and made by me, owen's olivia.
Used White Linen and Minimalista fabric from Art Gallery Fabrics. (Solids were scraps.)
Aurifil Mako 28 wt in 2024* for the quilting
Forgot to check the size but I'm guessing 34" x 18-20"
This was my first time pebble quilting, and I really enjoyed it! I was not aware the dense quilting would pull the fabric in the center, which caused the mini to look wavy. With the help of Instagram friends, I was able to block the mini to get it to lie flat. I was surprised at how easy blocking is. Blocking and ironing the mini did cause the fabric to shrink a little and flatten the whole thing out, which is visible around the quilting. Just a little fyi to anyone who may try blocking in the future. It was extremely helpful though!
*My Bernina 550QE does not handle the very popular Aurifil 50 wt (orange spool) well, and I have heard from other Bernina users that the 50 wt is too thin for their Berninas too. I switched over to the 28 wt, and I no longer experience thread breaks or tension issues while using their thicker thread. This comes on the gray spool. The 28 wt also shows up better for quilting, so it's a win win.
Have a great day!