Quilting: It is Awesome

I’ve been so focused on completing quilt tops lately that I haven’t done much quilting. This weekend I went to Friday Night Sew at Urban Spools and spent some time on the Handiquilter Sweet Sixteen. I have a couple of LARGE quilts that are basted and partially quilted, but I can’t face trying to wrestle with them on my Bernina. In just a couple of hours, I took this quilt from less than a 1/3 quilted to probabaly over halfway finished. One..maybe two more sessions and I will have her done. It took me a while to get back in the rythm of this particular FMQ design.

But once I got warmed up, I picked up the pace and it felt good to watch the thread appear in a pattern on the quilt.

On Sunday afternoon, I picked up a WIP from March. It’s a Confetti baby quilt. This was a complete top that took me months to complete because I was only working in little increments of time. Plus, I think I’d lost my mojo to “new baby syndrome.” I’m healed from that now. ;) Anyway, I basted it and got the quilting finished. I even sewed the binding on! (still have to flip it and sew it to the back with a slip stitch. But I am going to do that in front of the TV since all the new shows start this week.) Here is a little peek before I started quilting:

{Oh, and a side note…THIS IS THE LAST QUILT I WILL EVER BASTE. I didn’t know that you could have your quilts basted on a long arm (useful for people who like to do their own quilting and handquilters). Now that I know, I am never crawling around on the floor with masking tape and safety pins.}

And a progress photo:

The binding is green and white hounds tooth from Paula Prass’s Summer Soiree. Super cute. Can’t wait to take photos of this quilt to share the FINISHED version. :)

5 thoughts on “Quilting: It is Awesome

  1. Sandra B

    I’ve been piecing backs for all my tops so that I can quilt them rather than have them hiding in a cupboard. Your longarm quilting is great – it’s fantastic that you can borrow the machine! If you can’t baste on the longarm for any reason, try Sharon Schamber’s method of basting – it’s quick and very easy.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HyaLsMafElo&list=UUjmr4EDCP5_ktyVew_h42qQ&index=6

    This is now my go-to basting method and works with any size quilt. Your pebble quilting is fabulous – one of my favourite patterns.

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    1. Lisa Post author

      Thanks for the compliment and the tip! I’ve pinned the video for reference later because I’m sure I will end up having to baste some of my quilts. I have too many to send off at the moment.

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