To make this grid, I used Dritz's invisible ink pen (love it!) and marked a 3/4" grid. It was long and tedious, but I'm really happy with the results.
I over heard some ladies talking in a quilt shop once about using this clear polyester thread for stitching in the ditch, because it doesn't show your boo boos. I really like how it finishes.
I'm interested in knowing if anyone has any comments on the Mono Poly polyester thread. I'm concerned about it long term. Will it still be holding my quilt together in 30 years? Please leave a comment if you have any info on that.
For the Chantilly border, I used the chalk pounce. Towards the end, I just ended up using the invisible marker. It's less messy. I do feel like my machine gets gunked up with the chalk.
I don't have a finished picture of the Chantilly border yet. But it turned out very nice.
I have really been stepping out of my comfort zone this week. I was really scared (intimidated may be a better word) to try these feathers and honestly, I've never been a big feather fan, but they turned out really nice, and I'm happier with them then I thought I'd be. I just had to draw myself a guide for the stem with my invisible pen and the rest came easy.
Here's a quick picture of the back.
After 3 days of quilting, and hundreds of meters of thread, what a coincidence to run out of thread with 2 feet to go!!
I have a question for you. I'm afraid to wash this kingsize quilt. I can't afford any shrinkage on it. When it needs cleaning, I'm considering dry cleaning. Do you have any thoughts on comparing dry cleaning to laundering your quilts?