Tuesday, August 09, 2016

August UFO Update

The machine quilting is coming along really well with this month's UFO called Triangle Stars. I enjoyed selecting a variety of thread colours for each section of the quilt.  I started by machine quilting approximately 1/4" on all sides of the centre diamonds with a variegated thread.

When that was done, I quilted all the white triangles around the centre diamonds. Then I moved over to the green star and quilted that area with these Aurifil threads. As you can see I am quilting both sides of every seam in this quilt.
It is a fun challenge to see how far I can quilt with a continuous thread without having to stop and restart in another place. Here is the green star corner finished. It's going quite well so far and I am enjoying quilting with different colours as a break from all the white triangles. I am also really liking the texture, and am working on getting my lines to be as straight as possible.

17 comments:

  1. This is going to look great, the colours you are using are perfect!

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  2. Wow! Looking good! I challenge myself like that, too. Usually with chain piecing. Have a great day! XO

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  3. Looking good! You are making great progress.

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  4. Love that texture! How many colours of thread do you own????

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  5. Beautiful! It's also a fun challenge as a longarm quilter when doing custom work, to try to find the longest continuous path!

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  6. Beautiful! It's also a fun challenge as a longarm quilter when doing custom work, to try to find the longest continuous path!

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  7. That texture is yummy. I admire your willingness to change thread color so much. I prefer to quilt in matching thread, but I tire of rethreading my machine. I am such a lazy quilter.

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  9. This is so beautiful! I checked out the link as well. Did I spy tumbling blocks in the middle of each star? So pretty!

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  10. I love it - this is the kind of machine quilting that I am willing to do and like - it accents the piecing perfectly

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  11. Very effective. I am in awe of the fact that you can FMQ in such straight lines!

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  12. Looking great! I am always amazed at how much the texture of quilting adds to a quilt top :*)

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  13. Lots and Lots of straight Lines. Are you using a Ruler at all? I like it!

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  14. Gracious, I cannot figure out your thread path! It doesn't look like you are crossing any seams!

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