Friday, May 29, 2015

TGIF




Major progress happened yesterday on May's UFO. It definitely was not the quilting fairies that showed up to do the work... just ask my sore back!

The quilt was pin basted.



Bobbins were wound.
I always begin quilting a project by winding 3 bobbins to give me a running start. This quilt is getting blue thread in the bobbin and taupe thread on top to blend with the variety of colours in the quilt. Of course I am using Aurifil... my sewing machine's favourite thread!

And then the quilting started. I decided to quilt all straight lines - between the block vertically and horizontally, and then diagonally through the chains. It's a bit boring, but the quilt didn't want an allover design... so straight lines it is!



Less than 3 days days until the end of May, and the end is in sight!

TGIF!

19 comments:

  1. YEA! It's the Last Friday in May! You're going to make it. I haven't used Aurifil to quilt. I'll have to try it. Congrats, I love this UFO

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  2. I just knew this one would get done by the end of the month!

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  3. straight lines will look perfect on that quilt!

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  4. Love this quilt. It is just so fresh and fun!

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  5. It's looking great Kathy! I love the look of diagonal lines on that type of design - it will be perfect :) Great job!!!

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  6. You'll be working on binding on Sunday! Great job.

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  7. Watch her go folks!!! Binding is in the near future!!

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  8. Woohoo! Look at you go!! Sometimes the simplest quilting designs are the best.

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  9. Good for you! This is a lovely quilt--hugs and happy weekend Julierose

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  10. That pin basting isn't for wimps, that's for sure! I think the straight line quilting is going to look great!

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  11. You're getting there. It's going to be one sweet quilt when you are finished.

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  12. Awesome,it's exciting to see the end in sight. Interesting about the Aurafil, it breaks like crazy in my machine. My machine likes Superior Threads. I'm glad there are threads for all our needs! The straight lines will be awesome.

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  13. This is looking wonderful, so scrappy & bright! And the diagonal quilting will be perfect!

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  14. Wow Kathy. I hope you finish it. It looks great.

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  15. Pin basting is the step where I stall the longest. : )
    I think straight line quilting will compliment this quilt beautifully!

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  16. Congrats on all the progress.

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  17. I applaud you for quilting on your domestic machine! I just can't wrestle a quilt through that throat space. Kudos!

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  18. It's always hardest figuring out how to quilt each quilt. Sometimes they just don't 'speak' to us very well.

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  19. Good work! You must be nearly done by now.

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