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What Are You Working On Now?   General Discussion

Started 11/19/17 by MarciainMD; 1164600 views.

Looks great. Bead board would look really good.

quilting done except for the border.  It was actually pretty fun, trying to keep quilting without breaking thread - on the last pass I was able to do all of it in one continuous line except for 3 little arcs - so close!

Cathy (cacnurse1)

From: Cathy (cacnurse1)


Beautiful job on this quilt, both piecing and quilting.  Bead board for the border should be perfect.

Cathy (cacnurse1)

From: Cathy (cacnurse1)


I know you haven't heard much from me.  I have been reading but the forum is very picky about whether it wants me to post or not.  Tonight it likes me.

this is fun!  And easy.  It looks impressive but easy.    Of course it helps that I'm quilting on black - you can see the texture but not individual stitches - black on black.  Almost done, I'll be working on the binding tonight.  Yipee!

Yup easy to do and it always looks great!


From: judyinohio


Shhhh!  Don't give away trade secrets about something that's easy to do ...


From: bornblesse2


That looks great!  Is that what you call beadwork?  That looks like it would be hard to keep lined up…..

you must have tricks.


From: Dee in TX (DBRADFOR3)


I got better as I went along - I realized I could use the edge of the hopper foot as a spacer.  But since it was black on black, it is hard to see.   I did mark with chalk lines to help with spacing.  I could not use a specific measurement because I needed them to line up with the piecing.  Which made the spacing slightly different on the sides from the top/bottom.  So I used chalk lines, eyeballing the center of the piecing and allignment I wanted.

I kept repeating in my head what one professional quilter said - I don't remember who - it's supposed to look hand made.  Little variations make it unique and personal vs computerized.  So I'm going with that.  I did take out a handful of lines (less than 5 I swear) that slipped  enough they bothered me, but mostly I just "eyeballed it".  I am planning on entering it in a local show and I also kept repeating "it's MY quilt", if I want to do it a certain way, then it is my decision.  So many guild members keep encouraging me to enter - not to win prizes, but to share with other quilts.