Friday, April 27, 2018

A Yarn Couched Throw

Finally, A Finish!!! I forced myself to sit down this week and sew the binding on my yarn couched throw - and it took me all week to do it. But I'm excited to have it done and ready to gift to someone very special.

A Yarn Couched Throw By Thistle Thicket Studio.
Ever since the new Gammill changeable feet came out, I've been anxious to try my hand at yarn couching. So while we were snowbirding in Texas in February, I picked up some of the chenille yarn that I'd seen someone use on Instagram. By some, I mean a couple of skeins of three different colors. I have way too much because I didn't even use half of the first skein for this throw.

A Yarn Couched Throw By Thistle Thicket Studio.
The couching was fun to do, but it wasn't without issues. About once a row, the yarn frayed and sometimes broke. I slowed my machine down, but I think I should have slowed it down even more. I'll do more experimenting next time.

A Yarn Couched Throw By Thistle Thicket Studio.
Quilt Stats:
  • Quilt Size: 72" x 82"
  • Fabric: 108" wide backing fabric of Drawn by Angela Walters for Robert Kaufman. I used this fabric on both the front and back of the throw and the binding.
  • Yarn: Bernat Big Ball Blanket Yarn in Moss
  • Batting: Hobbs 80/20
  • Quilting Pattern: Paisley Feathers B2B by Anne Bright (computerized pattern)
  • Quilting Thread: Signature 100% Cotton in Parchment
  • Longarm: Gammill Statler Stitcher 30-12
This throw will look beautiful in the neutral color scheme home of it's soon-to-be owner! Now that it's complete and today was the final day of my Surface Pattern Design Immersion course, maybe I can get back to some of my UFOs.