Thursday, June 16, 2011

Loop de loop.......my name for it anyway

I had a question from a reader (who doesn't have an email link for me to get back to her) about whether I ditch quilt through the loop de loop quilting.  The answer is yes and no.  If I were ditch quilting this quilt, the ditch quilting would be stitched right over it.

However, on this one that I mentioned that I was doing it on, the loop de loop just goes in a path through the zig zag and the ditch quilting outlines the 2 sides of the zig zag so it doesn't get stitched through.

I stitched these 3 new blocks 2 nights ago.  I spent yesterday going to the attic, the main level, and the basement, getting ready for the garage sale.  It's all set up now and opens this morning at 8.  I was one tired body last night.
Here are all of the blocks so far, without the piano key sashing.  I'll see if I have any energy to cut some more strips tonight.

16 comments:

Jackie said...

The quilting looks wonderful and I am loving each and every new block that you have made!!

patty a. said...

Love the blocks. Each one has it own personality! Good luck with the garage sale - may you sell all your offerings so you don't have to haul them away.

True Blue Nana said...

I think I am remembering correctly that you do not have a long arm machine. What kind of machine are you doing your quilting on? I love these strip squares or whatever you are calling them.

Rebel said...

Thanks for the clarification!

Love how the new quilt is coming along!u

hetty said...

Nice blocks! I love the loop de loop quilting. Have fun at your yard sale. Hope you sell everything.

Needled Mom said...

I like the loop quilting!

Garage sales take so much time to get ready.

karenfae said...

that sure must be hot work going through an attic for garage sale things. Good luck on your sale and hope you have nice weather for it.
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

Saska said...

I've done loop-de-loop quilting before and it looks really good on a quilt...yours is really good.

Love the blocks that you're making. Did I miss where you said how big they are? Love the color.

Belinda said...

Here we go 'round the loop de loop...oh...that's the mulberry bush, ha! Your new blocks are catching my eye for sure!!

Good luck with your sale!!

Muddling Through said...

Bless your heart! I hope you're having a very successful garage sale today. And the new blocks are also gorgeous. Your color sense just amazes me. I like the loopy quilting, too. It looks a lot more disciplined than my meandering. LOL

Jan Marie said...

I really like that quilt. Do you have a pattern? I like the way you have done the colors. Good luck on the Garage sale.

Jean said...

Those are really pretty. Love the quilting too, free and fun.

Cathi said...

Those blocks are simply gorgeous! They glow.
The loop quilting looks so lovely and soft. I'm almost tempted to try to do that on the machine. Almost.

Anonymous said...

Testing... my last comment did not go through !

Love your 'Loop de Loop' AND your new blocks so full of color and grand precision.

J~MT

Pat said...

I hope your garage sale was a success. At least you had a sunny day and no rain for it. I love the new quilt that you are working on. You have the neatest fabrics.

jovaliquilts said...

The loop is great through the zig zags. What a good idea!
And congrats on such a successful garage sale. Must be good to have it over.