In a spirit of doing ALL the experiments, I have bought some 100% wool wadding for this (I have not tried wool yet) and I ordered some Aurifil thread for the quilting (I have not tried Aurifil, either). And I couldn’t resist picking up some super-cute koi fish fabric for the back. They manage to combine all the colours in the fabrics of the top, and I like the idea that, if I go with my all-over frosty feathers quilting idea, they’ll look (hopefully!) like they’re swimming below a skim of ice. (I doubt I’m going to be that lucky, but I’m nothing if not ambitious!)
It will most likely be a wall hanging, or some other purpose that doesn’t demand a lot of washing and wear; the wool wadding seems to be a bit picky about cleaning methods and I’m not convinced all that glitter on the fabrics won’t all come off in the first wash. Certainly there seems to be quite a bit on my ironing board! Plus it’s kind of a funny size (~30 x 34″) to do anything with, especially as I have no intention of adding borders.
After trying this pattern, I came to the conclusion that, although my light and dark fabrics worked well, my medium fabrics were less effective because the print is just too large – in some places the medium triangles look reasonably obvious, in others they’re almost impossible to distinguish from the light triangles.
I don’t mind this overly much, I suspected that it would be the case and I still like the outcome because I like these fabrics. However, it does alter the look of the pattern a bit. Were I to do this again, I would lean towards choosing solid or reads-as-solid fabrics over larger prints. The use of two different prints for each shade was also a little confusing, though mostly because of the above-mentioned issue with the medium-coloured fabrics being too light in places. That’s not something I would necessarily avoid in future, but again it changes the very graphic look of the original design. I would also tend to avoid very directional prints, or the effort of getting everything pointed in the right direction could be maddening!
我主要用胖子;它确实锻炼了，我的码头估计非常好。但是，我会说，由于在计算条带中的三角形数量时使用的近似值（将两个半三角形计数在一个整个三角形的条带中的每端计上）时，将更少的浪费和越来越多的估计将更多准确，如果使用WOF段而不是胖季度，因为它减少了所需的条带数（1 WOF条= 2 FQ条）。这意味着两个“浪费”的半三角形。或者，可以以不同地接近所需条带数的计算以提供更准确的结果。
So, feathers? Feathers. Despite the fact that I have never quilted a feather in my life and I still haven’t really mastered FMQ on the Pfaff. Yay. This may well be time to bust out the water-erase fabric pen I bought, if only I can remember where I put it!
Somewhere in here there must be a combination that will work for me! I’m pleased with the colour of Aurifil I chose – it’s called Silver and proved to be a really nice soft grey with a hint of blue, perfect for a frosty look. If Aurifil proves to work well for me, I may pick up their thread shade card – it’s horrible playing “guess the real colour” on a computer screen. :/ I picked grey for the other two as well so that they have the potential to blend with a decent range of colours, I hope. The site I bought these from,新帖子， 有一个真正有用的看法选择右针以匹配任务和线程，我将使用实验中的建议。
Additionally, I recently discovered that棉花补丁run a“与你的pfaff交朋友”侧重于拼凑而成的拼凑和绗缝，下一个是在3月底（不幸的是，当我们可能会移动房子时，哦It was £45 because I didn’t buy my machine from them, but I suspect it will be money well spent so I signed up for the last available place, and hopefully they can help me see where I’m going wrong with my machine and give me some tips on making the most of it. In the meantime, I’m going to Pfaff about with a few thread/needle combos and see how I get on.
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