Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Machine Quilting Tetris

Monday night's visit to the Halton Hills Quilters' Guild was lots of fun! I didn't get lost on the way there, didn't get caught in traffic jams, didn't get lost in unorganized or sudden detours/road closures, and I even arrived to the meeting early. That was the easiest drive I have had in a long long time and made me realize how stressful the "season of construction" has been for driving! LOL
The Halton Hills quilt show is coming up in October so there was a lot of excitement about planning for that. It's a big undertaking to plan a quilt show and organize all the volunteers required to make it successful. At the meeting I got to see a couple of the quilts that will be featured at the show and it promises to be an inspiring event. Hope you can make it if you live close enough!

My UFO of the month is finally getting some attention. Nothing like leaving it until the last minute, since it's the last week of September! 
The "squares on black" border fabric was attached without drama. The whole quilt was pin basted on the weekend and the quilting was started. During the basting process I decided that the quilting was going to be primarily straight vertical lines for the main area of the quilt. It's fairly boring stitch-in-the-ditch quilting with the walking foot, but the quilt just didn't want anything fancier. And it's going very quickly so I might even make the end of week/month deadline!

The straight quilting lines are continuing right into the borders. You can see that the the backing fabric (on the right of the photo) is a black on white print that I'm happy to be using up from my stash. 

7 comments:

  1. A perfect way to quilt this quilt! You will be done by the end of the month and can check another project off of your list. Nice backing fabric too.

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  2. I think that is a perfect way to quilt that quilt and really when it comes to machine quilting I kind of prefer straight lines! I hate construction work zones - especially if pouring rain starts just as you get to the worst of it

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  3. Very nice! Tetris is so happy to be almost completed!

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  4. Well done friend...on not getting lost and finishing up this UFO!!!

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  5. Detours are a frustration. Glad you made it not just on time, but early. Great idea to quilt straight lines, quicker in the stitching. Go Kathy Go!

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  6. I hate getting lost going to a venue - or on the way back home (it's happened). Sometimes a quilt pattern and/or fabric needs to speak the quilt, not the quilting.

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  7. Looks great! Good luck getting it done in time. Such a fun quilt.

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