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Alfresco fleece !!!!

I have had a 3 or 4 metre piece of fleece in my "stash" for a couple of years now, and have always intended it to be longarm quilted into a double layered fleece throw as an experiment more than anything, well today I "found" the bag containing the fleece whilst quickly tidying up a shelf, and decided to make it into a finished project and free up some shelf space too.   I thought it would make a nice throw for my sofa in my studio, and a sample of the Alfresco design to show customers at the same time.  You would not believe though that I used a bright green thread on this (I have a cushion on the sofa which is pink and green striped if you are wondering why bright green)  I was quite disappointed though that the thread has just completely disappeared into the fleece pile and you can't see the colour.  I used my largest stitch length and loosened up the tension, but still I can't see the stitches.  The quilting definition though is great and the design scale is also nice and open.  Quite often I have requests that the quilting not be too close together, and some of my new pantographs have these requests in mind.
I brought it home to bind at a later time, and already my youngest has been snuggling under it all night staking his claim to it despite the flowers, and already requesting his own fleece quilt with a boys design.......  I didn't add any wadding inbetween the layers, and I am glad that I didn't as it is quite warm and fairly heavy as it is.  I may try one with wadding to see if the stitches are more noticible.

4 Comments to Alfresco fleece !!!!:

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Kay Bell on 29 November 2011 23:15
Lovely panto Janette....smooth, smooth curves!
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Janette on 29 November 2011 23:26
Thanks Kay. I agree it is a nice panto. It flowed very nicely so fairly easy to keep smooth.

sylvia on 29 November 2011 23:41
Don't you just love that Alfresco panto?!! I've used it on several 'girly' quilts where minkee was used on the back and it is lovely ... but you are right ... that thread just sinks into the minkee or fleece. But I still love the effect. Good job!
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Janette on 29 November 2011 23:49
Yes I love the effect too, may do a few more when I have more free time.

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