Sunday, August 19, 2012

Quilting progress........

The quilting in the center is finally done.  I am stalled now until I make a decision on the border quilting design.
The monofilament thread was the perfect choice for this quilt with all of the different colors.  It behaved perfectly with the Superior Threads Rainbows in the bobbin.  If you have trouble with the monofilament thread it might be the combination of the 2 threads you are using that is the problem. 
You can see in this photo that the angle of the pieces in one block isn't always the same as its neighbor block.  That is because I used uneven width strips and the angles changed dramatically in some of the blocks because of that.
I am starting a new project (more on that tomorrow) that will use the triangles that I have been cutting with my Accuquilt Studio die cutter.  I have been cutting up pieces that aren't full width any more and therefore don't stack nicely with the stash.  I will be pulling pieces out of my stash and cutting triangles too so I get a really good variety.  Stay tuned.......

9 comments:

Gene Black said...

I will be watching to see what you are planning with the triangles.

Quiltedtime said...

Your organizational skills tickle me, Wanda. I would be cutting up one-third of my stash into triangles if I followed your protocol.

Connie said...

Beautiful quilt Wanda and I like the way you are quilting it, thanks for sharing what threads you are using.

Sujata Shah said...

Looking forward to see what happens tomorrow! I love those polka dots.

Eat, Sleep, Quilt said...

I've never had much success with monofilament thread, maybe my problem is the combination as you said. My eye was drawn immediately to the polka dots in the triangles you cut - I just love "pokey dots"!

Muddling Through said...

Oh, goodie, another project! I've been cutting triangles with my Go cutter, too, for a while now with no clear project in mind, so I'll for sure to be watching to see what you do with yours.

Needled Mom said...

The quilting is looking awesome. Yes, that monofilament can be tricky.

Anonymous said...

I will be checking in for sure...your stash looks quite enticing.

I can just imagine you bent over your machine quilting all those blocks for hours on end. You did a supreme job of it. Love all the photo's of that quilt you captured the dimension and texture of your work.

"Monofilament and Superior Threads Rainbow" is on my shopping list next trip to Joann Fabrics. I will be surprised if I can find them... but our Joann's has a big big quilting section. So maybe...

J~MT

Annie said...

Looking Good!