Radiance & Hobbs Tuscany Silk

Here's a great blog posting from Teri Lucas over at Terrificreation's Weblog. She's done some amazing work. We highly recommend reading her blog!

"When I returned from Lancaster I blogged  about Robert Kaufman’s Radiance line a 55% cotton, 45% silk blend.  It’s yummy. Oh, it’s really yummy fabric.

I mentioned too that I purchased Hobbs Tuscany Collection Silk Batting to use with this and “Moon Over Manhattan”.

On Sunday I had the opportunity to play with these two things together.  

First is playing with Radiance & the Hobbs Silk batting. I’m totally in love with both of these. The silk batting gives a slightly trapunto effect across the surface, even in the swirling feathers area. It’s quite easy on the shoulders. Since I’m using a cotton on the back (will shoot that another time) I did not need to spray baste, though if I were doing a larger piece I would. I did spray baste for Radiance – just enough to hold it in place as I quilted.

I’m using Aurifil thread here in 3 different colors that match the other 3 fat quarters of Radiance I’m planning on quilting at some point.

The arcs are drawn free form. I can hardly wait to see what happens with each of the 6 pieces I have in this."

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