I found the best combination of thread for quilting in this machine was Superior's Bottom Line in the bobbin and King Tut in the top. Other brands of thread on top were either tolerated (Sulky Blendables) or rejected out of hand -- as demonstrated by breaking over and over and over again (Mettler 60-wt Stick-+Stopfgarn, designed for embroidery, and which I've used very successfully for FM thread "painting" on my own machine).
In addition to working on a borrowed machine, the other thing this mini had going on was some needle-felted acrylic felt for the hills -- with thread painting on top, and a touch of Fabrico (R) marker on the bottom edge to imitate reflections in the water.
|Sky, Hills, Slough - detail|
Finally, the bovines in this scene clearly reflect my rather 'primitive' style...
|Roan - detail|
|Centre Bovine - detail|
May I present the first miniature from my sewdio for 2014?
|You Lookin' at US?!|