Tuesday, September 30, 2008

More Machine Quilting

In pursuit of my goal to finish 2 quilts this week (so that I can join in on the mystery weekend at Quiltaholics) I have been working on the Kwik Scrappy Star quilt. I have had the borders sewn on since July, so now I just needed to get to the quilting. Here are the threads I am using... gold Aurofil for the bobbin and a varigated King Tut for the top. I have used this thread combination before with great results, so I'm trying it again.
Here is the quilt all pin basted on my tables, and ready to be quilted. I have had the quilt top hanging up and have been thinking about how to quilt it for a couple of months, and have decided that I'm going with one of my favorite quilting designs...swirls. I decided to not do any stitch in the ditch on this quilt, except around the gold border to stabilize the edges. Here is the start of my quilting...so far, so good!

7 comments:

Danetta said...

I really like this quilt Kathy. Come by my blog and enter the giveaway for quilty things I am participating in with about 40 others that starts tomorrow. There are a lot of great items being given away. Good luck!

Libby said...

That's a great design and a great thread combo - Aurifil is my fave *s*

T said...

Oh, wow - that scrappy star quilt is AMAZING! Seriously.

Thanks for continuing to mention the Quiltaholics event coming up. I just can't seem to keep that one in my brain - as soon as I click away, I forget about it! LOL!

swooze said...

That looks great. I love navy and gold.

Gina said...

It looks great. Good luck in getting the two quilts done.

Love andhugs Gina xxx

Julie said...

I love this quilt.

Connie W said...

The colors just make that star quilt! I want to try machine quilting one of these days. I have a small project to start on when I am ready to begin.