Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Quilting Practice

Since getting my new quilting table I've been doing a lot of playing quilting.
This quilt top had been waiting to be quilted for quite a while, so the new table was just the incentive I needed.
I worked a simple meandering pattern within the blocks and straight lines 1/4" in on either side of the sashing.

It was a joy to do now that my machine is flat bedded.  There are no more annoying little jolts in the straight lines where the quilt sometimes drags on its way up and over the machine base and the stitch length is a lot more even than it used to be.

I'm looking forward to getting a bit more adventurous with quilting now I have my new table. I'm going to cut up some old sheets to use as practice squares. I have a lot of oddments of wadding that I'm so pleased I haven't thrown out. A quick zig zag stitch to sew them together and they'll be perfect for my practice squares.

I'm hoping to get this quilt bound over the next few days. I've chosen a solid navy to give it some strong definition and to offset the pink and orange a bit

Linking up with Lee at Freshly Pieced


  1. Oh, you're so lucky! I've been dragging a big quilt through my machine this week, and had so many problems :-(

  2. It's lovely Julie you are so clever with your quilt making, I'm looking forward to seeing your future projects, it's lovely when you have a new toy to play with isn't :)

  3. I love your quilt Julie and the colours you've used, it's one of my favourite designs and I have it too on my blog header photo :D

  4. That looks great - good to hear you are putting your new toy to good use already! Have fun with it :-)

  5. So glad you're pleased with your new table. The quilt looks fabulous.

  6. Brilliant! And the quilt is gorgeous :)


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