Saturday, January 29, 2011

Almost a Finish.....

So glad to be able to post so much progress on Ms. Vernice's quilt....









 The arcs in this strip are the only thing I marked for quilting.  I used a small plate, marked the plate for the beginning and end of the arc and just moved the plate along.  Everything else on this quilt was stitched with no prior markings.


The quilting was done with several different colors of Fil-Tec's Glide thread.  Just need to cut and apply the binding and sign the back.
It's a cold day here--with promise of greater warmth this afternoon--but I wasn't willing to take the quilt outside in this cold, and don't have a really good place to photograph inside.  Nevertheless, I hope you are able to get a good idea of how it looks--although quilts are always better in person!

I do love this sewing machine (1936 Singer 15-88).  It runs so smoothly that it's easy to forget I'm treadling.  And it's so much quieter than an e-machine.

I used a different thread on each border going from tan, to green, to red, to gold, thinking of the seasons--going from the promise of spring soil, to vegetation, to bright blooms, to the golden of harvest.  Given all the white that's in the quilt, I'm thinking I'll call it Blessings of the Seasons.  But I'm still thinking about it.

Happy quilting.....

4 comments:

Dolly said...

Ooh, that's such a delight of free-fun quilting (like that new name for free-motion?)

My favorite design is the swirl curl where you go out, make a curl and then cross over it's line on the way back to make it look like a ribbon that's flipped over. Beautiful !

Sarah Craig said...

That is really amazing - your quilting is spectacular, and the fact that you are doing it on a treadle takes it just that much farther! You make me want to juice up my FMQ skills!! Whoop Whoop!! Thanks for linking up!!

Pokey said...

Beautiful!
:-}pokey

P. said...

Wow, your quilting (on a treadle!) is just so beautiful! And the fact that you're freehanding it just blows me away.

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