Friday, June 4, 2021

Fun on a Friday!

Here is my friend Laurie's Cousins Walk bird sampler completed! I have to say I'm struggling with the amount of muslin, but with it quilted it looks lovely.

She had it hand quilted and used silk batting.

 I've never used silk. She loves the way it drapes. Do any of you have thoughts on silk batting?
I'm hoping to start getting my center together next week than I'll have the borders to applique. 

I met a friend to go hiking last Sunday. 

How beautiful is this view? Wow! That is Mt Hood and Laurence Lake. 



Have a wonderful weekend!
We are heading back to Wyoming! See you on the flip side! 



 

21 comments:

  1. I machine quilted on the Tuscany silk batting once, it was awful! So many slubs and bumps that made my longarm jump and skip, I was very happy no one ever brought it to me again! For handquilting I guess you could work around those. The drape WAS beautiful though! Gorgeous quilt...can't wait to see yours!

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  2. Your quilt will be just as pretty as your friend's quilt. I've never used silk batting but have heard that is drapes nicely. You pick the most amazing places to hike!

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  3. Your friend's quilt came out beautifully!! I love that pattern--so vintage...looking forward to seeing how yours comes together too...looks like you had fun hiking!! Hugs, for a great weekend Julierose

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  4. Beautiful version of the Birds quilt!

    I have not used silk batting, but I feel it is a risk on a special project like this.,It says washable , but? by hand? Make a test swatch! Or plan not to wash it.

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  5. The quilt is beautiful, I have a few Vintage ones, much like this in my collection and use them now and then. I have used the silk batting and found it easy to work and yes, the drape is excellent. Interesting, my husband prefers it and the wool ones in Winter because the natural fibers are more comfortable for him. The wool is very warm, the silk comfortably warm. I quilted my silk on a domestic machine with no problems, have not tried on long-arm yet. Another goal!

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  6. We suggest washing items made with Hobbs Tuscany Silk Batting by hand, or by machine using a delicate cycle and cool water, with no heavy agitation or spinning. Be especially cautious with front loading washers as the intense spin cycle on these machines can be very hard on quilts. To dry items made with this batting, you may place the washed quilt in a cool dryer for 5-10 minutes to start the drying process, but the quilt should then be air-dryed. For more detailed washing information, please see our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) or the care instructions on the product packaging.

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    Watch as Stephanie Hackney, director of sales & marketing
    for Hobbs Craft & Retail Division,
    discusses the use cases for Hobbs Tuscany Silk Batting,
    as well as use cases for our Tuscany Wool Batting and Thermore Batting.

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    Hobbs Tuscany Silk Batting may be paired with light-, medium- or dark-colored fabrics – if paired with white or light-colored fabrics, natural silk may slightly darken the fabrics so we recommend quilters test this silk batting with their chosen fabric(s) to see if ‘darkening’ will be an issue.

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  7. Your friend’s quilt is lovely! I have used silk batting in 2 quilts that I have handquilted. It needles beautifully and is nice and lightweight. It drapes beautifully and I’ve had no problem with washing those quilts.

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  8. Wow, that quilts look awsome. Not to much muslin in my opinion. I love it, it keeps the quilt from being to busy and crowded.
    What a great hike you made, just today I was looking at pictures of our 2018 trip we made and our stay on an Alpaca farm in Terrebonne with the beautiful Three sisters in the background. Looking at your hiking pictures makes me long for hikes in your beautiful country.

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  9. Lori tu amiga hizo una preciosa colcha, Tus bloques de pájaros son bellísimos, deseando ver el tuyo terminado.
    Nunca utilice guata de seda, mi experiencia más reciente fue guata de bambú y fue un fracaso para mi me parece muy rígida y dura, yo acolcho a mano, no se como funciona en maquina
    Buena excursión
    Cuídate

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  10. Hobbs has a batting 80/20 that is 80 cotton and 20 wool. It is really lovely and has a beautiful hand even with intense quilting. A little less loft than 100% wool.

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  11. Hi Lori. I've hand quilted several quilts with Hobbs Silk batting and love it! It needles beautifully and the quilts drape nicely. One of those quilts won the Best Hand Quilting award at one of the Vermont Quilt Festivals. I plan to use silk batting in future quilts.

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    1. Thank you for your first hand knowledge and input!

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  12. Laurie's quilt is beautiful! I look forward to seeing yours all assembled.
    Gorgeous shot of Mt. Hood with the lake in the foreground.
    I have never used silk batting. Sounds intriguing.

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  13. What a pretty quilt, just stunning and great inspiration for you! I've not used silk batting before either but I've heard it is lightweight yet warm. Harriet Hargraves used it for her elderly mother for just that reason, I believe.

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  14. HI, Lori,
    This quilt is beautiful ! As a longarmer (from France) , I quilt silk batting as well : it's great !
    Light, warm , wash it with delicate cycle, low spining and a natural soap .
    For small sizes, you can roll it in a towel to get the water off, and then dry flat...
    Hand quilting will work as it is rather thin ...I use the PSR Quilt wich is a french brand.
    Thanks a lot for your blog, happy quilitng !
    Chantal

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    1. Thank you Chantal for taking the time to leave a comment. I welcome all input on the batting. As quilters it is wonderful we have so many options!

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  15. Lori, the quilt is beautiful! Can't wait to see your quilt finished. Your pictures are breath-taking what a great hike you two must of had...enjoy your week end!

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  16. I have used silk batting before - it's absolutely lovely to hand quilt on. But, it is higher priced than most batting so I use cotton or polyester. If you want more definition so that you're quilting shows up on the light background, the silk is a little flatter looking. You're right that is a lot of muslin.

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  17. Beautiful quilt! I think the silk batt would be perfect! I have used the batt you are considering in a hand quilting project and of all the types of batting out there, I think I like silk best for showing off quilting stitches. Like others have said, it drapes wonderfully

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    1. Thank you for your information on the batting!

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  18. My favorite quilt shop had samples of different batting and invited us to take some stitches in each. Hand quilting the silk batting I told her was like quilting butter. Really easy on the hands! Then my niece and her hubby moved into a house where his aunt, a quilter, had left a variety of things behind ... and niece gifted me with a king size silk batt! I hope to get to use it one of these years!

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