Sunday, 6 October 2013

There's A Hole Lot O' Quilting Going On

After last weekend's piecing marathon I managed to get the quilt basted during the week and made a start on the quilting.

I'm a straight line quilting kinda gal. 
I love the modern look it gives. I have a simple 9 patch quilt on my bed with very wide side borders which I densely quilted several years ago with straight lines. I still look at them and love them almost every single night. So it was almost automatic to start quilting this one by working straight lines 1/4" either side of the sashing.
Perhaps I should have stopped there, but I felt it needed more, so I decided to echo quilt the L shapes and the centre squares.
I've given myself quite big job, and so many stops and starts, and Look! I've even worn a hole in my quilting gloves!!

I'm not even thinking about all the ends I'll need to bury when it's done. My arms are getting a work out with all the turning of the quilt that is required, but I'm loving every minute of it.

I do three or four blocks and then walk away. It just sits there waiting till I go past my sewing room again (which I do often as it's en route between the kitchen and the stairs) and I'm sure it gently calls to me, telling me to come and quilt a couple more blocks. 

I'm halfway now, and I think I'll be quite sad when it's done.

Finally, I'm just going to do the "proud mum" thing, as I have such exciting news to share.
My eldest son won an Emmy in New York earlier this week for a documentary that he was involved with, called The Interrupters. I don't think it's been aired here in the UK yet, but as long as he lets me know (and he's terrible at remembering that sort of thing!), I'll let you know, too!

Did you know you have to buy those things if you want to keep them!!!!


  1. Congrats on the quilting, Julie - it looks great! And further congrats on your son's achievement - always nice when someone appreciates your work but I do think the award should be free :)

  2. Love the quilt, but it sounds like hard work. I got so frustrated quilting my Bloom Bloom. Hoping my next one will be easier!! Congrats to your son, that's amazing. I love film so will be looking out for it as it sounds like an interesting watch. Can't believe you have to pay for the award, you'd think they could stretch to that!

  3. Wow double congratulations! The quilt is looking fabulous, I can't wait to see it finished. And WOW that's amazing that your son has won an Emmy! No wonder you want to shout it from the rooftops!

  4. OMG!! I had to stop to say congrats to your son!! An Emmy!!!!!!!!!!!!! That's like real, fancy, hollywoody type awesome. You have every right to be a proud mama. Woohoo!!!


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