|Center Row of Circles Finished Yesterday|
|Everything Hanging Off the Front of the Frame is Neither Basted nor Quilted Yet|
|Purple Background Quilted, but Haven't Touched the Geese Yet|
But it's totally worth it. I made the right choice in marking the entirety of the quilting design ahead of time, due to the scale of the design that I can only see small sections of in my workspace with the quilt on the frame. I am getting lots of practice quilting along straight and curved ruler edges. I'm also getting lots of practice traveling over previously stitched lines -- and a little bit of practice ripping out wobbly stitches that I couldn't live with.
Interestingly, the smaller size L bobbin on my APQS Millennium isn't annoying me as much with the slower pace of custom quilting as it did when I was quilting allover designs. Instead of running out of bobbin thread every 30 minutes, I'm quilting for hours before I need a new bobbin. I am using Glide 40 weight trilobal polyester thread in Violet for my top thread and prewound Magna Glide bobbins in the same color with this project.
One more thing I wanted to show you was my custom printed Spoonflower backing fabric, designed by Wren Leyland:
|Check Out the Needle Holes in My Spoonflower Backing Fabric|
But now my coffee is done, an hour of quilting time has been gobbled up by this blog post, and that quilt ain't quilting itself up there!
My Tuesday To-Do is to finish ALL of the quilting on this project prior to the church staff meeting next Tuesday morning, and that includes those geese! Wish me luck!
I'm linking up with:
· Colour and Inspiration Tuesday at http://www.cleverchameleon.com.au
· To-Do Tuesday at Stitch ALL the Things: http://stitchallthethings.com
· Midweek Makers at www.quiltfabrication.com/
· WOW WIP on Wednesday at www.estheraliu.blogspot.com
· Needle and Thread Thursday at http://www.myquiltinfatuation.blogspot.com/
good luck - the quilt is looking good!
You can do this. It's only 3 hours each day.
Hi Rebecca! You don't have time to read comments . . . so this is short and sweet, too. Go on - get 'er done. We're here - cheering you on. When it's finished I'll gush over how pretty it is. Go on! Shoo! ~smile~ Roseanne
I am already in love with it. As long you do not change your mind about something and try to do it over, you should be able to meet the deadline. I am so jealous of Lars.
YOU'VE GOT THIS!! The quilting is looking amazing. I'm so glad you'll have time to bring it quilted for the blessing, but have extra time to bind it before the official ceremony. I'm cheering you on from over here in Arizona!! Now, what are you doing reading this?! Get to work! ;)
Fingers toes and eyes crossed it gets done!!!
You can do it, Rebecca Grace! I'm here cheering you on toward the big finish!
Well done, the quilt is looking fabulous! You are a very skilled and adventurous quilter! I always enjoy reading your blog. Keep going, you're nearly there! xx
You will do this! Ignore all other distractions and plow on. Once blessed enlist mom to help bind. This quilt is large enough for two people to do the turned binding at the same time. Just start on opposite sides.
I don’t expect to hear from you until after this is quilted. It’s nose to the grindstone time.
Go girl! This is looking fabulous. What a masterpiece! I hope you make your deadline. Either one of them, lol.
It's looking good - you'll make one of those deadlines! And thank you for the shout out to longarm quilters. Custom work does take a huge amount of time.
Thanks for sharing an hour of your prsiouse time with us I found it very interesting, and your quilt is soem thing else??? SO Sew beautiful Cheers Glenda PS Hope you make the deadline Rebecca?
Good luck on your meeting your deadline. I was thinking that machine washing might help with the needle holes, and then you stated the same thing. It will be interesting to see how it turns out. It's a beautiful quilt!
Amazing quilt, I hope you did get this done in time. I am sure the holes in the backing will improve with washing.
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