Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Machine Quilting

Progress is being made in machine quilting my Berenstain Bears baby quiltThis terrible photo of late night stitching shows how I started with some free motion curved lines in white threads, working my way across the white fabrics on the diagonal. 

Here's a better day time quilting photo. 
I put the walking foot on the machine and did some stitch-in-the-ditch on the horizontal seams to stabilize the whole thing a little more. It seems close to being finished. 

How do you know when the quilting is done? I sometimes have a tendency to overquilt... because it's fun and I keep getting ideas so I keep quilting. I'm trying to stop myself before I do that because it's a baby quilt which I want to be soft and cuddly, and less stiff from being overquilted. But now looking at the photos I can see 2 more quilting ideas I could add. 
Maybe I should just stop quilting and put the binding on. Then I could focus on the "to-do" list and get started on quilting my UFO of the month!

8 comments:

  1. My daughter loved the Berenstein Bears books when she was little, the baby and the parents will have fun looking at all the fabrics on this quilt!

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  2. Cute, cute. Yes, step away and keep it soft and cuddly.

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  3. Yup. Step away from the quilt! It's a busy quilt so detailed quilting won't show up anyway. I love to make bright, busy kid quilts and have to remind myself to not go overboard with the quilting. Which reminds me that I have a baby quilt that needs to be sandwiched and quilted. Baby due Oct. 20.
    Pat

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  4. Because I love to freemotion quilt SO MUCH...I tend to overquilt as well.

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  5. It is a lovely quilt. I like quilts fluffy, so I quilt mostly just in the ditch.

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  6. Love the fabrics and colors! It is beautiful!!

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  7. I'm sure it will be perfect whenever you decide to stop. I'm going to have to remember this pattern. It is so much fun!

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