Monday, September 9, 2013

What have I been up to??

I've been slowly quilting this quilt. I thought it was going to go fast but it's quite slow! I'm meandering the background and outlining the flowers. I figured I would meander between the flowers, outline and move on.  Hmm, not so fast! I do build up speed but then have to slow down to outline.  It's really difficult to sew at any great speed since the flowers are rather close. I do like how it's coming out. Just a bit tedious!

Here's a close up.

I'm also working on a Christmas table runner.

I'm making the top one. It's a bargello quilt as you go pattern. I've never tried bargello and I've never tried quilt as you go.  I have 2 tubes of fabric strips sewn. I'm getting the backing and batting ready. This seems like a slow process to me too! I think it will make more sense when I get to the actual sewing.

Tomorrow night is the first guild meeting of the new year. I've missed it and am looking forward to seeing everyone!


  1. Love how the quilting looks on your quilt! It really makes the whole thing look great.

  2. I like how the flowers stand out so well with that meander quilting --lovely. That'll be a realy nice table runner for the holiday, too. Have fun at your meeting...hugs, Julierose

    1. Thanks so much! I've that quilt top hanging around for ages! So glad it's finally getting done!

  3. You are doing a beautiful job on your quilting. Keep going.

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    1. Thanks so much for the nice words! It was a BOM from Beth Ferrier. I always loved her combination of applique and piecing.


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