Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Machine Quilting, Finally!

I finally felt as though I'd practiced enough and could finally sit down to machine quilt my Twister quilt. It's been all pinned and ready to go but I just didn't feel like the timing was right. I had been practicing but I was busy with the kids on their winter break. Then, I got sick and it just seemed I couldn't get to the darn machine! Today was finally the day!

I looked around at examples of quilted Twister quilts and settled on a feather. It's just one side and I didn't mark anything. I figured I would try and follow the shape of the Twister. My feathers aren't perfect but I feel I'm learning so much! They get so much easier as I keep going. I hope my feathers will improve as I continue my quilt. I have to admit there are times the quilt doesn't move as freely as expected or my hands aren't positioned just right so the feather doesn't come out quite as planned but it's a great way to learn. We all need to start somewhere!

 
I've only quilted 1 row, 5 more to go! I'm so glad I finally got started and have a little more confidence to continue. I also had a little helper along the way!

I think Lily wants to get in on the fun! Don't tell her, but sometimes she's just more trouble!!

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    1. I think Lily has decided she likes quilting!!

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  2. This is looking great! We just had a demo on making a twister quilt at the last guild meeting; I might just have to try one, but it'll need to get in line, lol!

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    1. I found making the Twister quilt fun and not very hard at all! Give it a try!!

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  3. It's kind of hard to see the quilting in the pics, but I love your idea for the quilting. This will be such a pretty quilt.

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    1. Even when you click on the picture?? It's not the best quilting but it's giving me great practice!!

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  4. Well done for taking the first step, I'm sure it will be fab when it's all done - its such a lovely quilt.
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    1. I surely hope so! Thank you for the encouragement!!

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  5. I'm so glad you're feeling better! FMQ is so fun and your twister quilt is lovely. Lily is such a cutie. :)

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    1. Thanks so much, April! I'll tell Lily!

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  6. Your twister quilt looks lovely. Beautiful fabrics. Your FMQ looks good too, it's all about practicing. :)

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    1. You're so right! I plan on practicing and finishing up some of these quilt tops at the same time!

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  7. The quilting looks pretty, but it is a bit hard to see even on the expanded pics. Maybe because your thread blends so well. From what I can see, you're doing a very nice job.

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    1. Thanks! I quilted a red block yesterday where you can see the contrast much better. Will post soon!

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