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Sunday, January 10, 2010

#3 done, #4 needs binding

I haven't come up with a name for this one yet, so it is just purple and coral right now. I finished the binding at 11:30 last night. I left the picture a little bigger this time so when you click on it you might be able to see the quilting.The back, showing the back of the double needle stitching. A close up picture is next.
The back of double needle stitching looks like a zig zag. The reason I didn't get the binding done earlier is because I quilted a twin size quilt in the afternoon. In less time than it would take to baste it, I loaded it and quilted it in one direction, then took it off, and turned it the other direction and quilted it some more.
Here is some more of the wavy line, with and without loops. On my tombstone it will probably say "She couldn't quilt a straight line" but it is really "she wouldn't quilt a straight line". Here is another close up. This picture was taken after I quilted one of the cross lines. I only did the cross lines across the 4 patches, not through the plain squares so it made rectangles. I will take a picture when I get the binding sewn on. If you want to see the completed top, it is on this post.

21 comments:

Joyce said...

I haven't tried turning a quilt on my frame yet. Maybe that should be my next project. I like how yours looks.

Jackie said...

The twin needle quilting looks terrific on this quilt. I am very impressed with your perseverance to get some of your UFO's completed. Your beaded curtain quilt is looking fantastic and I like the loopy quilting you are doing. Beautiful!

Anonymous said...

They both look great. Love the back fabric on the Argyle one too. Hannah

debra said...

It's going to be a beauty. I hope you'll post that gorgeous blooming nine patch as well ;-)

Marina Louw said...

Wavy lines are more interesting than straight ones in my humble opinion, do not let anybody try to put you of. All your quilts are beautiful.

Quiltdivajulie said...

I feel so much better knowing that you have multiple machines and that your quilting is not done ALL on your regular sewing machine . . .

I don't like doing straight lines either! Curves have so much more character. . .

Lovely work!

Deborah said...

I love all the variances in the purple and coral quilt!

Jane Moxey said...

I love the effect of the double needle quilting! I've seen that done in a grid on a small wholecloth silk dupioni quilt with metallic yarns, and it really was a smashing effect! Wavy lines are cool, too - they contrast nicely with the geometric piecing!

Jane Moxey said...

Oops I meant metallic thread, not yarn!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

I just love the twin size quilt Wanda and the way you quilted it makes both sides look amazing!! That is one great quilt.

Laura said...

You are really on a roll so far in 2010! I like the look of the double needle quilting. How creative! I would have never thought of that.

Rebel said...

I really like the colors in your purple & coral quilt.

I have a question about your long-arm machine. Do you steer it yourself, or do you program in a quilting pattern? Or can you do both?

Anonymous said...

Your tombstone will read: EXUBERANT COLOR ~ SUPREME DESIGNING QUILTER

Another great post today !

J~MT

Vicky F said...

Hi Wanda,
OK, that's it. Gotta try some curves on my next quilted piece. Somehow they seem scarier than stitch in the ditch, but I bet they are a lot less of a pain.
Love the purply-reds in the top quilt. And the backing of your beaded curtain quilt is so pretty.
Keep warm.
Vicky F

Darlene said...

I'm getting a lot more liberated with my quilting, too. I was in Gatlinburg, TN, a couple of years ago, and saw someone in a quilt shop using a machine embroidery stitch to do her quilting. I always wanted to try this, so I did it on the baby quilt I just finished for my newest grandson. I used my walking foot, and a feathery-looking stitch to do some of the quilting, and also to sew down the binding (which I made wider on purpose). It really came out cool.

I used to have a twin needle years ago, but I was never brave enough to use it. I'll have to see if I can get one for my current sewing machine. Now that I'm in the red hat brigade, I'll try just about anything! :D

Cheryl Arkison said...

How about "Too Windy to Snorkel"? The colours remind me of what a reef looks like when you snorkel in rough water.

Cathi said...

You are really on a roll! I have no ideas on quilt names. Love the twin-sized quilt. I loved it when you were making it. Can't wait to see it finished.

QuiltSue said...

I love your version of straight-line quilting and it makes the back look far more interesting too.

The Calico Cat said...

Lovely backing fabric on that last one. Oh & I like the little loops here & there in your quilting.

hetty said...

I've been away from my computer for a couple of days. Boy was I ever missing a lot. I love that argyle quilt! Always did and always will!

Wanda said...

I LOVE the curly que line! It really adds something cool. You never cease to amaze