Modern Progress

I want to begin this post by telling you all how overwhelmed I was with all of your sweet comments on my blogiversary post yesterday. You are all so very kind. There is still time to leave a comment on yesterday’s post if you would like to enter the giveaway. I will be drawing winners at midnight tonight and announcing on Thursday. On to today’s business.

I finally got this top done for Daughter #3. She wanted me to quilt a random grid on it. This is how I do it. I load the top and using my channel lock, I quilt several straight ones across the top. I don’t mark of measure anything.

Then I remove the channel locks and add freehand lens in between until the density’s about what I’m looking for. I’m not looking for perfection and my spacing varies from an inch down to about half of an inch.

Here’s a look at the back so far.

And the front.

After I’ve done the entire quilt, I remove it from the frame, turn it 90 degrees and load it again.

This is a bit trickier than it sounds! Then I repeat the same process until the entire top is filled in.

Looks pretty good so far!

It is like quilting the whole thing twice, but the results are so worth it.

Have a great day!

About katyquilts

I am a wife, mom of four amazing adult kids, and a former librarian. I love making everything from traditional quilts to art quilts. I am thankful to God my Father and Creator for the gift of creativity!
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3 Responses to Modern Progress

  1. patti leal says:

    just gorgeous! lots of work here. but for a dd, of course. patti in florida

  2. Tami Von Zalez says:

    I am finishing off a quilt in random grid too, but mine is on a domestic machine so it is much more involved. I have to mark the quilting lines first so I keep them straight.

  3. I just did a similar technique, but with a pillow. I can imagine working with a large quilt is a bit more work, but it sure looks great!

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