Tuesday, August 30, 2011

UFO Machine Quilting

In every spare moment this past week, I have been quilting my spiderweb quilt. I am using a 100 needle and not getting any thread breakage, but I am getting lots of "toe catcher" stitches due to missed stitches! It looks terrible close up (seems to be the theme of this quilt!) but I plan to just keep going anyway.
The free motion circle quilting in these blocks has worked really well to smash down the lumps and flatten out the quilt top.
I decided to just echo quilt the muslin stars and may add something in the centre of them later.



Now onto one of my favorite parts... feather quilting in the borders. I have already stitched the spine all around and am working on the feathers (P.S.  I am teaching 2 classes on feather quilting at Triangle Sewing on Oct. 22 and Jan 21 if any of my local readers would like to learn my tricks)

8 comments:

  1. OOo, I hate those toe-catchers! Looking good, Kathy--just love all the scrappy fun in these spiderwebs. I'd like some tricks for feathers, please, but live a bit far away to come to your classes, lol!

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  2. It's looking really, really good, even with toe catchers.

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  3. I love doing Feathers! They are so forgiving and make the border more like a FRAME! Please share some tips on your Blog for us FAR-AWAY friends!

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  4. I have never heard of a "100" needle. Is it a special machine quilting needle?

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  5. ooo I would love to take your classes, but I think the travel is prohibitive for me. sigh.

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  6. Bummer about the missed stitches, Still the overall effect will be awesome, especially with the cool feathers in the border.

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  7. I think you have a wonderful plan for the quilting. I am also very often frustrated by missed stitches and I don't know why it happens or how to prevent it.

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