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.


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

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

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

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

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