Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Quilting another.................

I hand basted this quilt in August and it has hung over a rail on my longarm frame ever since.  I decided it was time to start the ditch quilting with my walking foot on the Babylock straight stitch machine.


I started in the corners where the shortest rows are.  There are 15 diagonal stair step rows to quilt starting on the narrow direction of the quilt.  I completed the 15 rows on one end and then started on the other end and got 10 rows done.  This leaves about 12 or more of the longest rows diagonally across the quilt to finish it.
I'm using a medium shade of taupe So Fine thread on top and it blends in really well no matter what the color of fabric it is on.  I love the fabrics in this quilt.  The black and beige fabric in the top right is one of the Y2K fabrics available as we approached the year 2000.

7 comments:

Linda Swanekamp said...

Looking real good! Take some breaks pushing that quilt through on those long diagonals.

Hedy Hahn said...

Thanks for telling us the type of thread you use in the quilting, it helps me with my own quilting. Looking forward to your finished quilt picture.

patty a. said...

I have never used So Fine. I may have to give it a try. The fabrics in this quilt are so interesting and the red just add such a wonderful spark!

Quiltdivajulie said...

I agree that the fabrics in this one are marvelous!

Needled Mom said...

I love quilting with So Fine. Have fun with it.

JJM said...

Fabrics and design make this a very dramatic and fascinating zig zag quilt top, Wanda. Stitching "in the ditch" isn't so bad, but wow to keep swinging that big piece back and forth following the zig zags must be a chore ? What's your secret ?

JJM

JustGail said...

I was under the impression that doing anything other than quilting from center out or starting at one edge and moving to another was setting yourself up for major problems. Starting at opposite corners and working in would result in disaster, etc. Or is that one of the "rules" that is solved by not shortcutting the basting step?