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!

8 comments:

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

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  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

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

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  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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