Thursday, September 24, 2020

Machine Quilting

September is more than half over and I'm busily working on my UFO of the month called Home Grown. My goal was to turn the quilt top into a finished quilt, which is a fairly lofty goal for such a busy month. The backing and batting were chosen, the quilt was pin basted and the quilting was finally started. 


In the panel blocks I am machine quilting around the shapes (hearts and flowers) and some of the words. In this photo I am stitching around the windows. It's a lot of stopping and starting, but I don't mind that. It's going to be a wallhanging so I didn't want the quilting to be too dense which would make it heavy to hang.

One of the fun tasks of quilting is picking the coordinating thread colours. These are all the thread colours I used in this block panel which is my favourite in this quilt. Many quilters complain about changing colours when machine quilting, but I really enjoy it.

I am still hopeful that this quilt will be finished by the end of the month!

7 comments:

Pattypiecer said...

I think your quilt will look great! May I ask the fabric line for that panel? It is a beautiful quote

Sharon @ Laurelhurst Craftsman said...

It will be lovely! I look forward to seeing how you quilt this one.

The Joyful Quilter said...

That is going to be SEW darling, Kathy!!

Ivani said...

Perfect quote,Kathy.
I am sure it will be beautiful.

dq said...

This little quilt needs to be seen by the world. It is adorable, and the quote is absolutely true!

I agree that picking the thread color and weight is pretty important and can make all the difference. I change thread color all the time to get the look I want. I want to enhance the piecing rather than take away from it. I don't quilt for others much, so all I have to please is me.

Andree G. Faubert said...

Hi Kathy, good luck with your panel! It's so cute. I also love changing threads - it keeps it from getting boring and it's great to see now the thread looks against certain colours. Take care.

ButterZ said...

I can't wait to see it finished. Sometimes we can over quilt our pieces. Enjoy the quilting..