Walking Foot Stitching with the Kismet Thread Collection from Aurifil
I'm so excited to offer you this project with the
Kismet Thread Collection that has been created by Aurifil to complement Tamarinis beautiful line from Island Batik. First, I'm thrilled to say that this thread collection is gorgeous. I couldn't have picked a better set if they had offered me the honor of putting together colors for you. Second, this set is done in 28 weight, which makes these threads bold and eye catching even against the brilliant gem stone qualities of the Kismet line of batiks. Finally, as soon as I saw them, I thought of how much fun they would be for straight line quilting with the walking foot. I am not disappointed and you won't be either!
I got this happy little package in the mail and started dreaming up a simple pieced project that would show off the value of these threads in this heavier weight. I don't often quilt with anything heavier than a 30 weight, but a 28 weight is not a great difference. In testing the strength of the thread, I found that it balanced well in the top and in the bobbin and held up extremely well in a tension test, so I wasn't at all concerned about quilting with it. Then I got this glorious idea for a walking foot project and started cutting out the last of my Kismet fabrics.
Here's what you will need:
4 squares measuring 6" x 6"
4 rectangles measuring 6" x 2 1/2"
4 rectangles measuring 8" x 2 1/2"
1. Determine a pleasing layout and begin stitching your sections together.
I worked in quadrants like I was making a large 4 patch.
2. As you add the 6" x 2 1/2" rectangles, press towards the rectangles.