Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Machine Quilting

The machine quilting is progressing well on my QPOM. I am amazed at how quickly this has come together! 
I am showing the back of the quilt and although it's a terrible photo, I hope you can see the rail fence kind of design that I quilted. It was a continuous zigzag kind of line stitched from the top left to the bottom right. Then I'd start again back at the top.  


Once I finished quilting a line 1/4" beside the flying geese border, I made more straight lines in the brown border. I used my hera marker to make the guidelines. What a great tool this is! It doesn't leave any chalk or marker on the fabric, just an indentation to follow. You just need to have really good lighting when you quilt to enjoy using the hera marker. I marked the lines as I went along, and it turned out okay.  Onto the binding...

15 comments:

  1. That is a very cool way to mark your quilt. Love how your quilting is turning out.

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  2. Your lines look so even. Beautifully done!

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  3. Great work. Finishing is such a great feeling. Enjoy the binding. Best reward of all for a finished quilt!

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  4. Great quilting idea. The back looks great. I am looking forward to seeing it finished.

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  5. Looks really good to me.
    I've wondered about trying the hera marker but your comment about lighting gives me second thoughts. I would have to be quilting just when the sun is coming through the window and I am usually quilting after the sun goes down. : )

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  6. The quilting is great! I've never used the hera marker but love the idea that there isn't any markings to get rid of when you are finished.

    Quilting in the zig-zag sounds tedious but I love the look.

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  7. Awesome job. Love your quilting design. Enjoy the binding.....you are motivating me to get something finished this month with all your great finishes. Must pin something later today for quilting.

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  8. Love your quilting. I may have to give the hera marker a try. The quilt top is awesome.

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  9. Your quilt is looking good. I just used my Hera marker last week and mine turned out really well too. Nifty little tool.

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  10. Looks great! I agree the hera should be in every quilter's tool box. I machine quilted my first lap size quilt this week. Really out of my element, but I stuck in there. I hope to practice on another top I have as soon as I figure out what quilting design I want to use. I like the rail fence design you used

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  11. Lovely. You can really accomplish a lot when you put your mind to it.

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