WIP Wednesday

I’m currently working on my third QOV for the week.

This top was made by a lady that is in ill health so this will be her last. She gave very specific instructions for how she wanted this to be quilted.

 

 

 I am quilting a large meander in the border and will do all the blocks by stitching in the ditch. She left the sashing up to me but didn’t want it quilted too heavily. I made chalk lines every two inches and I am quilting from point to point across the sashing to create diamonds.

 You can see in the following picture that I really don’t quilt on the chalked lines at all, I just use them to make sure the points on each side line up.

This is how it looks after I brush away the chalk.

This is a pretty big quilt as far as QOVs go.   I am using Superior Mono-poly thread in the top and Superior’s Bottom Line in the bobbin. I hope to get this done and off the frame by tomorrow. We shall see.

Also, I had a question regarding the rulers I use on the long arm. I hope to write a post about this in the next week or so. I also had a wonderful response regarding how to make your long arm quilter happy. I hope to do another post on this in the near future as well. I so appreciate your comments and questions.

Linking up with Freshly Pieced and Sew Fresh Quilts.

About katyquilts

I am a wife, mom of four amazing kids, and a librarian. I have been making traditional quilts for ages but have ventured into art qulting in the last several years. I also love to knit socks and mittens and dye my own fabric. I am thankful to God my Father and Creator for the gift of creativity!
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5 Responses to WIP Wednesday

  1. Lynn in Madison says:

    Hi Katy! How do you like quilting with the Mono-poly? Do you think this thread will hold up over time with a quilt getting repeated washings? What chalk did you use? Thanks for the tip on marking but not stitching on the chalk line. Looks great, really appreciate you and your blog! Lynn in Wis.

  2. I’d love any tips you have for longarming. I really like the technique of using the chalk for the borders. Great idea!

  3. Kathy says:

    Your quilting will make this quiltermaker’s last quilt something special … what a blessing it will be to the recipient and to the quiltmaker. I have some joint issues in both index fingers … so far it’s not bothering me when I’m quilting, but I fear that the day will be coming before too long. 😦 And when it does, I suppose I’ll have to have my quilts long-armed … so I’m looking forward to knowing more of what I can do to prepare my quilts so I can be ready when that day comes.

  4. What an honour to work on someone’s last quilt …… I have just got the same machine as you so interesting to see how you tackle projects. I haven’t had a go with any rulers yet but it’s on my rather long list of to dos!

  5. Carol Woosley says:

    Your quilting is benefitting not only the recipient, but the quilter who pieced this too. Her last quilt, probably worked on when she wasn’t feeling well–valor on her own part. I’ve been thinking lately about what “legacy” quilts I want to make for each loved one. To end with a charity quilt is the best legacy of all! Cwoosley12@yahoo.com

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