Canterbury Knight…At the quilting stage finally

I finally got to the quilting stage on my Canterbury Knight, and am having a lot of fun on it.  I just haven’t yet decided how I am going to quilt the grassy parts.  The castle is done and looks like a castle, instead of a white silhouette of a Disney castle. 🙂  LOL  Here it is about half-way through the quilting of the little castle.  I spent a ridiculous amount of time on this small part of my quilt.

Using my Bernina BSR with Superior 100 wt silk on top and Bottom Line in the bobbin.

Using my Bernina BSR with Superior 100 wt silk on top and Bottom Line in the bobbin.

 

I quilted the roofs of the castle in dark gray, and then I inked in the windows and the roofs with medium gray.  It looks pretty good, but it made the roofs too close in value to the sky fabric.  I don’t know if I will do anything about that.  Not sure what I can do.  I like it a lot as it is, but I think the judges will think there is not enough contrast.  The towers are all still white, though, so that may be sufficient.

For those of you with Berninas and BSRs, you may be interested in my settings (sewing slowly):

For the castle:  100 wt. silk thread, 70 titanium top stitch needle, 2.75 top tension, Bottom Line 60 wt poly in the bobbin threaded for embroidery, 2.0 stitch length.  I then changed to 40 wt (set like sky settings below) gray and re-outlined the towers, and did roof tiles like tiny clam sells.  After that was done, I did the inking.

For the sky:  40 wt. polyester Superior Rainbow, 90 titanium top stitch needle, 2.5 top tension, Bottom Line 60 wt. poly in the bobbin threaded for embroidery, 2.10 stitch length.  I did the wind roses from this practice piece:

Practice for the sky and water

Practice for the sky and water

I still haven’t decided what to do with the grassy parts, and since the marks on the black border are really disappearing, I think I will move on to that next.

Sew happy everyone!  Teach someone to cook or sew…your grandson, your son, your husband, your father.  Share the fun.