Saturday, June 7, 2014

Almost A Finish

This week I have been quilting on the Disappearing Nine Patch quilt. This is the quilt I did not care much for and my son claimed. I put borders on it to make it fit his queen-sized bed. As I machine quilted it and began attaching the binding, it has started to grow on me. But, my son is adamant that it will be perfect in his apartment...and he is right. But, this is the last of my quilts he will get for a while. Others are waiting for quilts, too.

I tried something a little different on the machine quilting. I have never gotten the hang of free-motion quilting. On this quilt I used a walking foot and choose a wavy decorative stitch on my machine. I hope you can see some of the quilting in the photo below. 
I didn't quilt it very heavily. The wavy lines are about 2" apart and go from top to bottom. I used straight lines on the inner border and straight and wavy quilting on the outer border. I began hand stitching the binding yesterday while my friend Sharon machine quilted. It is so fun to quilt and chat at the same time. This is the largest quilt I have ever made and the binding seems to go on forever! Today I will listen to an audio book on my Ipod as I sew.

10 comments:

liniecat said...

FMQ is a bit like patting your head and rubbing your tummy at the same time, to me lol I do
like the way you've quilted this quilt!

Tanya Quilts in CO said...

I like the wavy quilt stitch! I find it fun and forgiving. Thanks for sharing.

Teresa said...

Love the quilting! Would love to see the whole quilt -

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

I love the fabrics ... Especially the one with the words. Gorgeous!

Quilt Musings said...

Love that wavy stitch! I am definitely going to have to try it :) Beautifully done!

Carla A Few Of My Favorite Things said...

I like that idea for machine quilting. I don't do well with machine quilting but may have to get a walking foot for my machine and try this. Sounds like your son loves quilts as much as you do, they are wonderful to sleep under.

Quilter Kathy said...

I love machine quilting with this technique... so fun!
That's a large quilt for sure.... love the fabric!
Enjoy binding today!
Thanks for linking up!

Rebecca in AK said...

I can see why your son wants this quilt! Great fabrics and a great idea for quilting it!

Jill @ Happy2Stitch said...

I like the blues and browns. You are fortunate that your son values your quilting. All the stitching is worthwhile. :-)

CathieJ said...

I like the wavy quilting! Great colors in that quilt.

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