Monday, January 26, 2009

Progress on First Quilt - Completed

My first quilt that I started 6 years ago is now finally finished. I got the embellishments on over the weekend.

I have added peacock feathers which are encased in Angelina fibres to make them easier to attach to the quilt and add some additional sparkle. Please note that for anyone who has never used Angelina fibres and has asthma please use them in a well ventilated place and you may even need a mask. When you heat the fibres they do release an odor and I found that it did affect my breathing.

I also added some decorative variegated yarn to a section on the middle right hand side. All embellishments were hand sewn and I used YLI's Wonder Invisible thread. It was interesting to use in that it is a very fine, and it was the only invisible thread that I had. It handled beautifully and never tangled, I was very amazed.

So now on to some current projects now that this 6 year old UFO is finished!

3 comments:

Quilt Pixie said...

those peacock feathers are stunning! I never would have thought to encase them with angelina in order to have something to sew on! Great job. Wonderful Quilt... Will you give it a name now other than "first quilt"?

hetty said...

I have never heard of Angelina fibres. What, exactly, are they? I feel as if I should know this, since it is my middle name! Those peacock feathers certainly add a lot of interest. The quilt looks great!

Vicki said...

Here is a good site for information on the Angelina fibres: http://www.thethreadstudio.com/hints/helpful5.htm