There’s really not much to see in the header pic, but it is the beginning of my A Lovely Year of Finishes goal for May.
It is going to be a busy month (again), so I am choosing a fairly modest project. In January, I started a thread sampler as part of The Inbox Jaunt’s mystery quilt along, but it got set aside. The idea is to quilt a spool of thread in various types and weights of thread so that you have a comparison of how they look and can also record the tension that you used.
I am making a bit of a change though. Lori also has a tutorial for an adorable owl motif, so rather than spools of thread, I think I will quilt owls. I am not domestic enough to have a quilt full of spools of thread!
I have a metallic decorative thread by Ricky Tims that I am quite excited to use. I will have to put it in the bobbin and quilt from the back of the quilt, so that will be a first for me.
My main question about this little project is what to do about the bobbin thread. It usually makes life a lot easier to keep the top and bottom thread the same, or at least quite close, but I don’t have nearly enough bobbins to switch threads for every owl, and I would end up with a lot of bobbins that might not get used for quite a while. I have some Superior Bottom Line thread. I may use that for all of them.