… in thread diameter. For a long while now, I have been working at being able to quilt fine feathers with Aurifil Mako 50 threads. In the past, when I had to quilt fine feathers, I would always quilt with YLI Silk 100. The result is shown in the picture below.
After experimenting with a different stitching sequence than the one I usually use for feathers, I was able to achieve very satisfactory results with using Aurifil Mako 50 for my fine feather quilting. I am moving on up!!! Click here to view my article on threads. The feathers you see in the following picture were quilted with Aurifil Mako 50 cotton thread. They were totally unmarked and free-handed, using my “quilting off the seat of my pants” method! To give you an idea of the size of the feathers — the block is a 7.5″ block.
Speaking of feathers, have you tried out my free bird feather quilting motif? Mandy did, and here is the wallhanging she made. I can’t believe she is a beginner. I think she is just a natural!!! Don’t you? Please head on over to her blog and tell her she did a superb job, would you?