Wednesday, 16 March 2011


Thread, thread and more thread! You should think that I had enough thread with my Aurifil suitcase, but this one was tempting. I have a bit difficult relationship with invisible thread. I like that it "disappears" in the quilt and that it blends with the colors in the fabric.BUT, I don't like that it's shiny. I think it often disturb the quilt. And it's not the best thread in the world to quilt with. Invisafil looks exciting. It's a polyester thread, incredibly thin and extremely strong. They make thirty different colors, so you can always find a color that match. They also says that it disappear into the quilt and is even more invisible than the monofilament thread. I'm looking forward to try quilting with this one. When the time comes. For now I'm sewing and sewing zigzag around all those uncountable little pieces.I have been sewing for five to six hours every day for a fortnight and there will still be some days before I'm ready to threadpaint the details.

Tråd, tråd, mere tråd! Man skulle tro at jeg kunne greie meg med Aurifil-kofferten, men dette var fristende. Jeg har et tosidig forhold til usynlig tråd. Jeg liker at den "forsvinner" inn i quilten og at den blander seg med fargene i stoffet. MEN, jeg er ikke glad i det blanke skinnet. Jeg synes ofte at det forstyrrer for mye. Og så er den ikke verdens beste å quilte med. Ivisafil virker veldig spennende. Det er en polyestertråd, utrolig tynn og utrolig sterk. Dessuten kommer den i 30 forskjellige farger, så det er mulig å finne en farge som passer. De reklamerer med at den "forsvinner" inn i quilten og blir enda mer usynlig enn usynlig tråd. Jeg gleder meg til å prve å quilte med den. Når den tid kommer. Enn så lenge syr og syr jeg sikksakk rundt x antall små biter. Jeg har sydd 5-6 timer daglig i 14 dager og enda er det noen dager til før jeg er klar til å sy alle detaljer som øyne, hår, osv. 

We had a mini class in our quilt guild yesterday. We learned to make a simple, but fun to make block. This is what I did.

Vi hadde et minikurs i quiltelaget i går kveld, hvor vi lærte å sy en enkel, men morsom blokk. Dette ble mitt resultat.


  1. I will be anxious to hear what you think of the new thread. If it performs as they say it will be wonderful to work with. Good to hear from you, I've missed your posts here and on QWU.

  2. Love the fabric in your block - did you dye this? It's very nice.

  3. That thread does look interesting! Do report on how it works and whether your machine takes to it with ease.

  4. I too am looking forward to your opinion on this thread