Friday, October 30, 2020

Work in Progress in October

This month I want to work on the quilting of my sister's quilt which I wrote about it here and here.  It's a work in progress.  I'm glad to say that it's half done right now.  I do love working on this quilt.

I'm getting to like thread basting more, and have improved much on this quilt.  What I mean is that I didn't jab myself too much this time.  This time I used light color thread for basting.  You can't see them in the pictures real well though.  For the last quilt, I used dark color thread to baste it, thinking that using a dark color would help me see better.  You can read about it here.  When I was done with the quilting and tried to take the basting thread out, I had a hard time getting all the lint from the basting thread out of the quilt top.  Thread basting is time consuming for sure, but the result is great.  

I printed out a picture of the quilt and used pencil to draw the quilting design on the picture first.  I divided the quilt into 4 parts and quilted each part separately to help me handle the quilt better.  When it was time to do the quilting, I used masking tape to help me with straight line quilting, as seen in the picture below.  It worked great for me.


Here are more pictures of the quilting.


Right now the quilting lines are 1" apart.  When I finish the whole quilt, I'll decide whether or not to do more quilting in between those lines.

Now go to check out the finish link-up at Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal - October Finish Link-up.   You will see many wonderful finished projects.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week.

Today I'm linking up to 

 Off the wall Friday, Whoop whoopFinished or not Finished Friday


Wednesday, October 7, 2020

I'm in My Zone

Just a quick post to show you my thread basting results.  I'm quilting a wall hanging quilt, about 40"x40", right now.  I used thread basting again.  I didn't enjoy the basting part because it took longer and my neck was killing me while I was working with the quilt on a table.  Good news!!!  I didn't get jab as much this time.

Once the quilting started, I knew I'd love the results.  The top didn't move much at all and I'm loving the look of it so far.  Here are some pictures.


The quilting is 1/2" apart.  I still have more to do today.

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a great quilty day!!

Monday, October 5, 2020

October OMG

 It's time again to set a new goal for a new month.  I can't believe it's October already.  I know I said that a lot.  Time sure goes by fast even though this year is different and we all try to do our best to live our lives as close to normal as possible.

Back in March I posted a picture of a quilt top I made for my sister from her fabric that she gave me.  You can see it here.  The original idea was to do some applique flowers on top but I saw some quilt pictures on Pinterest and did this instead.


When I posted this on October 5th, I forgot to say what my goal was.  So here it is,  I’m going to quilt this Quilt in October.  

Let’s go to Elm Street Quilt and take a look at the October OMG

Have a great week!!