I actually finished this last week, but somehow didn't get any photos of it. So as the saying goes, better late than never. Over all Cupid's Shuffle was fun to do. When I laid out the finished top, I knew I wanted to do something a little different on the quilting. I decided to load the top sideways and quilted wavy lines on it. That way when it is turned the lines run up and down the quilt.
I knew I wanted wavy lines but I didn't want them really close together because I want it to drape softly. I love how heavily quilted quilts look, but they seem stiffer to me so I wanted some space between my lines. Now wavy lines are easy, but they take time because my long arm is designed to only go left to right. If I go right to left the thread breaks, so it is a lot more passes, just fast passes.
I used Signature's Misty Jade thread which blended with the back perfectly and still looked good on the front. It did mean that my stitches showed up more on the rusty red sections, but that is ok. Now I will say that my favorite part of this this quilt might be the back. I love that fabric so much and it just makes me happy.
I'm glad this one is done, because fall is in the air and it will be lots of fun to use to snuggle. Well if I can keep Tucker off of it, he finds it anytime it is anywhere near the floor. It maybe time to make him a new quilt, so I don't have to share mine (hehehe).
If you notice you can see my quilt label. I like to print mine on the computer, because my handwriting sucks and they just look neater. A couple of weeks ago I got a new printer and every thing I printed bled. I'm not sure if it was the ink or the fabric. After the first one I printed one and let it set for several hours before ironing it and then wetting it to make sure it didn't run, and it still had issues. So I researched and ordered some Bubble Jet Set and that stuff worked like a champ. I treated the fabric and then printed the label and it didn't run at all. So now I've got to treat some more fabric so I will always have some treated on hand. I love when things work like they say they will.
Today I am linking up with Let's Bee Social with Sew Fresh Quilts, Can I Get A Whoop Whoop @ Confessions of a Fabric Addict, Link a Finish Friday @ Richard and Tanya Quilts, Finish It Up Friday @ Crazy Mom Quilts, Needle and Thread Thursday @ My Quilt Infatuation, Fabric Frenzy Friday @ Fort Worth Fabric Studio and Weekend Link Party @ Patchouli Moon Studio.