Thursday Thoughts

I started the quilting on General Grant’s Bow ties. I often seem to get a quilt in the fame and then get paralyzed not knowing how to quilt it. I had an idea in mind for the borders but then chickened out. I thought this would be easier. I don’t care for it much. But I’m not ripping.


I took this photo in the dark with a flashlight for side lighting so the quilting would show. I’ve been frustrated with my template skills lately and decide to freehand most everything on this top. I started the blue border with a crosshatch and then added the little loops. Kinda wishing I hadn’t.


I’m using Glide thread in Khaki. Mono-poly would have looked better, but I don’t love using it. I am doing a freehand crosshatch in the blocks.


The lines are about an inch apart. I am debating quilting closer. Lots of quilting angst with this one!

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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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7 Responses to Thursday Thoughts

  1. Paige says:

    Katy, I think the thread color is very nice and love where your quilting is going. I especially love the extra loop in the crosshatching. Can’t wait to see the generals all stitched up!

  2. Cathy says:

    The quilting is beautiful. You are very talented. Can’t wait to see the finished quilt. Hugs

  3. JanineMarie says:

    Ooh, so much negative thinking on a Thursday. So I’ll give you some positives. I like the loops, the crosshatch looks great on the bowties, and the quilting in the outer border is going to be awesome to frame the quilt.

  4. Louise says:

    I really like it all…I think sometimes we are our own worst critics!

  5. Cécile says:

    You made the best choices ! No doubt about that Katy !
    Your quilt will be stunning as usual !

  6. Lynn says:

    Wow, freehand in the bow ties looks great and the inch works well too. The border looks amazing too. I agree with ‘we are our own worst critics’ comment too. Look forward to seeing the whole.

  7. I realize that we all are harder on ourselves than others, but…..YOUR QUILTING IS AWESOME!!! I wish I was a tiny bit as good as you are.

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