Monday, September 10, 2018

Down time ...!

I do love all of the quilt making process, including hand stitching the binding. For me, it is a time to relax and catch up on some documentaries.


As much as I try to focus ... a little kitty by the name of Stella always seems to want to help, which as you can imagine, creates a challenge. lol


It does look comfy! I don't want to disturb her.

So, I use the time to actually look at the documentary, as opposed to just listening to it with a casual glance up every now and again ...

Voila! All washed and ready to be loved ...


I really love how it turned out. I may just keep it for myself as opposed to giving it to Pumpkin for graduation! LOL I wouldn't dare ... maybe! lol

Catch you all later!

Monday, September 3, 2018

A date with Penelope!

Modern Building Block quilt top finished ... it was time to set a date with Penelope!

My original thought was to use the Good Vibration pantograph designed by Patricia Ritter...


But ... I could not get the curves to look good. The thickness of some of the seams caused my hopping foot to hop somewhere else ... yuck.

So, I did a bit of croaking and resorted to straight lines using my horizontal lock mechanism.


I spaced the rows 3/4 inches apart. It was actually harder than I thought.

In order to keep the lines spaced properly and evenly, I needed to quilt within approximately 12 inches max from the space bar. Otherwise, even though I had marked 3/4 inches from the last line, as I moved the machine head towards the other side of the quilt, the space became more one (1) inch apart. Not sure why that was. It certainly made the machine quilting take a bit more time to complete, especially with using the seam ripper! :o/

The quilt is now totally machine quilted and I do like how it looks.


What's new with you? What projects are you completing?

Catch you all later! Thanks for stopping by my little corner in cyberspace!

Cheers!
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