Tag Archives: free motion quilting

Let’s Sew Quilt Along Finish!

I can finally put the Let’s Sew quilt project on the finish line!

Woo hoo!

Lets Sew Quilt Along

Bulky seams and tension problems created some time with Jack the Ripper, but we worked it out together.

Lets Sew Quilt Along

Lets Sew Quilt Along

This quilt spent a lot of wait time spread out on the cutting table.

So much time that the Quilt Inspector created her own artsy addition; enough kitty hair to make a carpet overlay.

I guess she assumed ownership and was using the quilt for her mattress.

Lets Sew Quilt Along

Lets Sew Quilt Along

Then she must have changed her mind about the sleeping arrangement, because she barfed on the quilt (Was I not supposed to tell you that?).

The commercial orange fabric bled when I cleaned up after the Inspector.

These things never happen to anyone else.  Right? 

Lets Sew Quilt Along

Lets Sew Quilt Along

This might be my favorite block:

Lets Sew Quilt Along

Or maybe this one:

Lets Sew Quilt Along

Three blurry close up shots of the boring back:

Lets Sew Quilt Along

Lets Sew Quilt Along

Lets Sew Quilt Along

Stay healthy!  Stay safe! 

Partners in Design

Sewing Machine Block

Quilters Mug Block

Ruler Block

Spinning Spools Block

Quilt Shop Block and Segment 1 Wrap Up

Binding Clips

A Pressing Issue (Iron) Block

Tomato Pincushion

In Stitches Block and Segment 2 Wrap Up

Buttons Block

By the Bolt

Rotary Cutter

Who’s Got the Thimble Block and Segment 3 Wrap Up

Lets Sew Quilt Along Layout

How I Spent My Saturday Afternoon (Pin Basting)

Let’s Sew Quilt Along Layout 2

Lets Sew Quilt Along Peak 1

Lets Sew Quilt Along Peak 2

Slow Sunday Stitching

I have finished stitching Farm Girl.

Farm Girl

She is washed and pressed.

Farm Girl finishes at 4.5″.

Farm Girl

I need to find a suitable frame and then she will be ready for gifting.

At 7:30 am, it is dark and eerie, and it will stay that way all day.  I live in Washington state, so I am currently living under cover of thick smoke.  There is no going outside, except to work and back.  No work today, so I get to be home all day!  Yay!

Since Farm Girl is finished, I will consider my slow Sunday project to be free motion quilting on the Let’s Sew quilt.  I am certainly slow at it!

Lets Sew Quilt Along

But I am making progress!

Lets Sew Quilt Along

And today is a good day to spend quilting!

Lets Sew Quilt Along

Are you slow stitching today?  Need inspiration?

Check out the link up at  Slow Sunday Stitching!   There are lots of fun projects by like minded stitchers to see!

Stay healthy!  Stay safe! 

Farm Girl Post 1

Farm Girl Post 2

Farm Girl Post 3

Lets Sew Quilt Along Posts

Lets Sew Quilt Along Peak 1

Slow Sunday Stitching

A small amount of hand work happened on the Farm Girl stitchery since last Sunday.

Good thing that there is no hurry.  Or what would be the point to a relaxing slow Sunday?

Farm Girl

I plan on a slow Sunday drive today, so may not stitch.  Sometimes one just needs to get out and enjoy the view.

Meanwhile…remember this?

Lets Sew Quilt Along

I haven’t forgotten either.

So in spite of the heat and the day job, I have been working on free motion quilting.

Lets Sew Quilt Along

Lets Sew Quilt Along

I hope to finish this project soon.  I’ll show better photos then.

Lets Sew Quilt Along

Are you slow stitching today?  Need inspiration?

Check out the link up at  Slow Sunday Stitching!   There are lots of fun projects by like minded stitchers to see!

Stay healthy!  Stay safe! 

Farm Girl Post 1

Farm Girl Post 2

Lets Sew Quilt Along Posts

 

Vintage Ornaments Finished

I am happy to share a finish before the end of the year!

Vintage Ornaments is now a completed quilt!  

I have a few close pictures of the machine quilting for you.  I have used decorative quilting, and background filler quilting (to show off the ornaments).

Vintage Ornaments

Vintage Ornaments

Vintage Ornaments

Vintage Ornaments

Vintage Ornaments

Except for the binding, this was a fun project!  I have trouble sewing a binding on completely by machine.  I need more practice…especially with the corners!  If anyone has tips for me, please share!  Meanwhile, I will keep practicing, and, who knows, maybe one day I will master it!

The completed quilt:

Vintage Ornaments

Tiny Tree and Vintage Ornaments Update

I am very close to the end of working nearly a month without a day off (from Thanksgiving Day to Christmas Day).   The madness is calming down and I believe I am going to survive another crazy shipping season after all!

I have even been able to enjoy some peaceful sewing time!

The Temecula Quilt Company’s tiny tree is sewn.  The quilting will wait…the piecing is what I needed for the time being.  I think I will be decorating this little guy with buttons.

Temecula Quilt Company's Tiny Tree

The Vintage Ornaments quilt (and here) is slowly getting quilted.  The last time that I shared, this quilt was quilted in the ditch, and the ornaments were outlined.

Since then, I have quilted inside the setting triangles.

Vintage Ornaments

I am now marking lines to quilt the sashing.  

Vintage Ornaments

I do have template rulers, and a ruler foot for my domestic sewing machine, but I find it easier to mark my lines, and free motion stitch without the ruler.  It is what I am used to…maybe someday this old dog will learn to use the rulers for how they were intended.  

Maybe.

Hey…whatever works!

Vintage Ornaments

For the curious, I am using Wonderfil’s rayon thread for the decorative machine quilting.