Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Candyshop: Quilting the Blocks

Treadling along on the quilting....
 I'm using a variety of Glide threads...

 and fairly consistent quilting designs with subtle variations in similar blocks.

 I like to make quilts that have differences in piecing or quilting because I think it makes them more interesting.

 So far I've quilted with gold, turquoise, antique brass, peony, violet, lavender, and probably a few other shades.

I'm using a Hobbs 80/20 batting and did have to change to a 100/18 Jeans needle.  A regular 100/18 needle would probably have worked, but I found the package of Jeans needles first.
Also, I switched the stitch plate on my Necchi BU to the one without the feed dog openings since the feed dogs are down and it's cutting down on the amount of lint I need to clean out with each bobbin change.

This is so much fun to quilt.  Sweet Teen wanted me to enter it in the upcoming county fair, but since her departure for college conflicts with the fair, I think it's more important for her to have the quilt with her in her dormitory.  If I couldn't get back to the fairgrounds on time, I'd lose the quilt since fair officials have the right to dispose of things not picked up as they see fit. That would not be cool.
Since my school year begins next week, I'm really working to get this done.  (Remember when schools used to start the day after Labor Day and end before Memorial Day?  Oh, yes, that was before Sputnik and Diane Ravitch, and politicians deciding they'd be in charge, although they decline to attempt to pass the 3rd grade tests they mandate.--Sorry, just a teeny tiny vent right there.)

Time to go look at what some other quilters are working on:
Judy's Design Wall Party
Connie's Free Motion By the River
Happy quiltmaking....

7 comments:

Angela said...

Your daughter is going to love having her quilt with her at college! I took two quilts my great-grandmother had made me when I went:)

bunbear said...

dora you are so creative! and talented. wow, that quilting is absolutely beautiful! you can tell that this quilt is made with so much love. what a lucky gal to have you for a momma.

Connie said...

Looks beautiful Dora and how neat that your have used all the different colors of thread and quilting. How sweet of her to say you should enter it in the fair instead of taking it with her. Thanks for sharing.
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DragonPoodle said...

Beautiful work, as always!

Rosemary Dickinson said...

Love your quilting! Your daughter will love having her quilt with her at school. My kids each had one too! Makes them feel mommy is not too far away!

Lynn said...

Gorgeous!!! Love this bright quilt of love!

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

That top block is my favorite, so far. I've read the next two posts, since I'm working backwards in trying to get caught up. It is looking great!

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