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!



WoolenSails said...

I like how the straight lines look on this quilt, shows off the design without too much quilting.
I do need to get on mine and practice, seems something always comes up and there is only so much time in the day and so much energy.


Needled Mom said...

Nice quilting. I do like thatGood Vibrations pantograph. Was thinking about that one foe my Letters From Sweden top.

Unknown said...

It’s very strange that the gap would widen to more than an inch across the table. I wonder if the tracks are not parallel?

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