There’s No Place Like Home!

We had a wonderful week but it is always good to come home! I left my lattice quilt on the frame so I would have something ready to go when I got back. I haven’t fully dealt with mail, laundry, and unpacking but I couldn’t wait to get a few stitches in.

I decided to do a freehand feather in the border but I was having a terrible time seeing where I was going! I ended up getting a desk lamp to sidelight the quilt and turning the room lights off. 


You can see here what happened with the machine lights on. 

I went with feathers and ribbon candy in the body of the quilt. 


It is slow going but I think it will be worth it. 

I’m off to spend time with Mr. Wonderful before he leaves on yet another business trip. Have a wonderful day!


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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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11 Responses to There’s No Place Like Home!

  1. Kathy says:

    It’s always good to get back home, isn’t it? I think your quilting is turning that quilt into a real beauty!

  2. Glad you had a good vacation. Your quilting looks great…as always.

  3. Lynn in Madison says:

    Love your quilting Katy

  4. What a great tip about the light for future reference. Love the look of you quilting. Your basting down the sides is so perfect – mine is always some skewiff and then I have to trim after!

  5. thebiasedge says:

    I am having this same problem now. Using white thread on white fabric and I cannot see where I am going. I must try this method. Thanks for sharing:)

  6. Joy says:

    My husband made me Jamie Wallen’s side light and I love it. I use it a lot.

  7. Tina W says:

    Great idea to turn the lights off! I’ll remember that’s! I have a question for you. What company makes Glide thread and do you order yours on-line? Is it poly? Guess that was three questions!
    Thanks! Tina in Pendleton, OR

  8. Janet O. says:

    Very pretty quilting plan!

  9. WOW!! Brilliant!! Your feathers are PERFECT!! Just beautiful!

  10. Luann says:

    Thanks for the tip. I wouldn’t have thought about turning out the lights and using a desk lamp across the top. You’re a very clever quilter!

  11. Kathy D says:

    Quilting with just a desk lamp for lighting looks kind of romantic! That’ll be one beautiful quilt.

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