Sunday, November 22, 2015

Merrily Machine Quilting Along


I haven't had too much time to machine quilt but I did get 2 blocks completely done. And I've also started to quilt feathers between the blocks. I have a ruler that has a curved edge that I've been using as the spine of the feathers. This insures that the feathers look consistent throughout the quilt.


Also, depending on the fabric, the feathers are not as easy to see. That certainly takes the heat off me for that particular feather! This picture shows one of the feathers but it blends in very nicely with the fabric.


However, this feather is much more visible. I really love how they're coming out. Each feather is a little better than the previous one. Hopefully, I'll be the only one who can see that on the quilt!


Contrary to belief, feathers are so quick to quilt! After tracing the spine, I draw in the feathers so the placement is even. The actual sewing is fast! I'm having a great time quilting this quilt. I'm looking forward to a little more free time so I can make some good progress!

10 comments:

  1. this is simply lovely--hugs, Julierose

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  2. Love your feathers, my favorite fmq motif.

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    1. Thank you! I love adding them to quilts. They make all quilts look great!

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  3. what a great quilt this is going to be! love your feathers.

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    1. Thank you so much! This one will take a while but I'm really enjoying it!

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  4. Oh this is such a beauty and I love where you're going with the quilting.
    Do you use a long-arm or a domestic machine?

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    1. Thank you! I have a Sweet Sixteen Sitdown which is basically a big domestic. Would love to get a long arm someday!

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