Friday, October 03, 2008

And still more machine quilting....

I have had such a bad cold this week that I didn't really feel like doing much, including quilting... you know I am really sick when I say that! I have managed to work away in little chunks of time toward my goal of finishing 2 quilts and I might just be able to do that by tomorrow. Here is a photo of auditioning threads to quilt the border of one of my 60 degree series quilts. I'll post a photo when it's completely done...and by that I mean when the binding is finished and the hanging sleeve and label are on.
And I have finished the machine quilting on my Kwik Scrappy Stars quilt. (You can see the quilt top here.) I took a close up photo of the back so you could see the quilting, because I enjoy when other bloggers show their quilting. I did a spiral out from the centre of each star and then swirls out to the star points. Then I quilted the swirls all around each of the 12 stars. In the small inner border I did a line of swirls/waves, and finally on the outside border, just a meandering stitch around the stars on the print of the fabric .
Tonight I plan on sewing down the bindings, hanging sleeves and labels.
I have my fabric all ready cut for the Quiltaholics mystery starting tomorrow morning. If I feel well enough, I'll sew along with the group.

5 comments:

  1. Love your stitching!
    Hope you get to feeling better soon!
    Linda

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  2. Quilts will wait . . . don't push yourself to finish. Hope you are feeling 100% real soon *s*

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  3. Sorry you have not been feeling well. Thanks for showing the quilting....I, too, like to see other people's quilting.

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  4. The machine quilting looks great! Do take good care of yourself!

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  5. Those swirls are wonderful! I'll keep them in mind the next time I need to do an overall pattern.

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