|Quilting Away on Tabby Mountain|
- I need to design and embroider a quilt label and decide whether it goes on the front of the quilt or on the back.
- I need to dig around in my studio to see if I have a package of batting the right size for Tabby Mountain. If not, I need to purchase batting.
- Then I need to get all the dog fur and stray threads off my quilt top and give it a final pressing.
- Next, my extra-wide backing fabric needs to be cut to size, pressed and squared
- Then I can load Tabby Mountain on my quilting frame!
- It would be nice if I could baste my horizontal seam lines and outer edges of the quilt before the end of the week...
- -- Oh, one more thing: Now that Tabby Mountain is out from under my Bernina, I'd like to finish that pineapple log cabin quilt block this week.
|Look At Me, Stitching In the Ditch Like a Real Quilter!!!|
|Monofilament Tension Sample, Top Side|
|Same Sample, Backing Side Showing Gray Bobbin Thread|
|SID With My HandiQuilter Versa Tool Ruler|
|MUCH Better Visibility With the Ninja Foot!|
|Exhibit A: Oopsy Wobble Away From Seamline|
|Barely Noticeable Even From Reasonably Close Up|
So... I'm kind of rethinking my quilting plan. The ruler work I had initially planned to do might require marking and might end up taking a lot more time than I have available if I am going to finish this quilt in time for my self-imposed deadline. But that's my goal, people -- there is only ONE item on my list for To-Do Tuesday this time:
- FINISH QUILTING TABBY MOUNTAIN
- Photograph finished quilt
- Write blog post for TGIFF and March OMG Linkies
I said only one thing, but once I'm finished of course I'm going to want to share it with all of you!
Okay, that's enough computer time for me. I'm headed up to my studio to start quilting! Just as soon as I link up with Esther's WIPs On Wednesday and with To-Do Tuesday, that is...
your stitching is so nice and neat - good job. It looks like you are learning and this quilt will go together really well
I am definitely going to have to try monofilament thread. The blending is spectacular! I'd much rather spend more time on the front end of a quilt getting the tension right than having to switch out to different colors multiple times. And YAY for getting all of the stitching in the ditch done! Woo Hoo!!
I'm excited to see your finish this week. WE do need goals for motivation, that's for sure! I've never used monofilament thread and will have to give it a try. Happy quilting!
I think your quilting looks great, not like a beginner at all. I've only used monofilament once and it kept breaking, but after seeing yours, I think I'll give it another try.
Tabby Mountain is so gorgeous on the frame!! And your SID work is really, really good. I'm telling you - a whole quilt of diamond SID gives you serious practice power. That happens to be the same first-SID quilt work I did, a bunch of diamond SID. NOT easy! You did fantastic!
Wow - you've chosen some lofty goals and met so many! LOL That Tabby Road quilting looks great. My hat is off to you - I have an HQ Sweet Sixteen Sit down model and adore it but the thought of a huge long arm just blows my mind. Your little tiny wobble photo will never be found in your quilting - we are all so hard on ourselves!!
Beautifully done ditch work. That isn't as easy as it looks.
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