Monday, January 12, 2009

Progress on First Quilt - Part 2

I made considerable progress on my first quilt this weekend. I got the inner and outer boarders done. In the inner border I did free motion stippling where I tried to mimic the seaweed looking pattern of the batik fabric. In the outer border I did 3 radiating loops from the middle of each triangle of the square which ends up looking like a flower. It's amazing how much thread you go through doing this. I was winding bobbins like crazy.

I did a row of echo quilting on the two stars and I'm debating whether to do another row or will it be too much. In the two checkered blocks on the upper left hand corner I ran diagonal stitching. the first one I tried free motion with the stippling foot and it was hard to keep the stitching straight even though I had drawing in the lines but it was easy to manipulate the fabric. On the second one I went back to the walking foot so the lines are nice and straight but much more work manipulating the fabric. In the section to the right and below the checkered blocks I just ran 3 diagonal lines in each triangle from the centre of the 4 blocks. If you click on the picture below it will give you the full image and you will be able to see some of the details.

So I just have the block in the bottom left hand corner to do and some simple quilting in the light coloured blocks because those will be embellished once I have the binding on.

1 comment:

Quilt Pixie said...

its coming together so very well... you must have a smile permantly plastered on your face...

I often wind about a dozen bobbins at a time and keep them in a little plastic container under my plexiglass extension table for easy access. After I've filled those bobbins twice, its time to change the sewing machine needle as its punched more than enough stitches.... Works as a system for me to 1) not have to quit too often to fill bobbins and 2) make sure I get the needle changed often :-)