Monday, November 5, 2012

Basting, quilting.........

I hand basted this Kaffe cross quilt because I want to ditch quilt it on my Pfaff using the diagram in Kaffe's book.
Earlier in the day yesterday I loaded this quilt on my longarm.  I didn't think I would quilt it last night but with the extra hour in the day (because of the time change) I had plenty of time to do it.  I just wanted a large meander on this one so it would stay nice and soft.  I had forgotten how hard it is to do the large meander.  I want to move the machine too fast and it overrides the stitch regulator and I get longer stitches on the curves.  I really had to concentrate to go slower.  You can see the whole top here and some in progress photos here and here.  It is 73" x 95".
 
 More pretty blooms.  I have 4 different colors blooming currently.

20 comments:

HollyM said...

Wow, at the end of the day I'm sitting with my feet up and knitting needles in hand.
You are really getting things done!

Mayleen said...

Any secrets to getting Christmas Cactus to bloom? They're beautiful!

Gene Black said...

I don't quilt late at night because it usually means a lot of stitches to rip out.

Linda at Roscoe's Ma said...

I love the soft colors of the quilt on your longarm. I followed your link. The quilt is lovely.

Karen H said...

You are on a roll - sounds like you are getting a lot accomplished. Both quilts are beautiful, as always! :)

One Minnesota Quilter said...

Both quilts are wonderful; however, the pastel quilt is such a beautiful collection of soft fabrics! Just wonderful.

Judy

Susan said...

I have a hard time slowing down while I'm f/m quilting too!

Christmas has come early here too...my cacti are all in full bloom also!

Frog Quilter said...

Slowing down IS my biggest problem. I love speed.

Your quilts are beautiful. What kind do machine do you have? Mine is a HQ 16 and I have a side saddle (programmable quilting)

Linda E in AZ said...

Thanks for sharing all your Christmas cactus photos. They are gorgeous!

Char said...

I have that same problem when I'm quilting on my Juki. Love the Kaffe quilt and I also have that book.

Quiltdivajulie said...

I love what you do with the vanilla and soft floral fabrics - quietly elegant and very sure of themselves.

I don't think I've ever seen such pretty cactus photos. How much fun for you to have them blooming there in your house!

Brown Dirt Cottage said...

Kaffe quilt....yum!!

I enjoyed my 'extra hour' too.....over did a little though!

The soft quilt is in such contrast to your others, but I like soft too, I'm pretty eclectic on quilts.

Your cactus blooming is beautiful! I have one of my 4 orchids with a long shoot shooting out that I'm hoping will be blooms. These darn orchids are soooo hard to get to bloom!

MB in MI said...

Love the Kaffe cross quilt! And the cacti you have are such pretty colors--mine are getting ready to bloom too :-)

JJM said...

Always one big project after another. Ditch quilting on your Kaffe cross piece will add to the beauty of this piece. I love ditch quilting.

And OMG Wanda, I had forgotten about the quilt you posted on your long arm, I too had to go back and look at again. And I did send in a comment in '09'. I LOVE this quilt, the soft colors, and the rhythm of the design is so Victorian.

J~MT

Taos Sunflower said...

I bet it's going to be great fun quilting the Kaffe cross quilt. A question about hand basting...do you machine quilt over it and pull it out later? Or must you stop and take the basting out as you go?

em's scrapbag said...

Love the plus quilt. And your flowers are lovely.

Muddling Through said...

I really love that crosses quilt. I want to make another. Thank you for giving the instructions.

Barbara Strobel Lardon said...

That quilt would be a beauty on a bed or to snuggle up on the couch with. I am glad you are leaving it nice and soft.

Gorgeous closeup of the Christmas cactus.

Julierose said...

I just love that Kaffee "Cross Quilt" --and that pattern--which Kaffee Book is it from? Julierose

* said...

That going slower thing is something I am struggling with. I have decided that I can blame the DVD's I have where they stitch in fast forward after telling you how it is done. I want to stitch in fast forward, too, but it just doesn't work well, does it?