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Thursday, August 04, 2011

Quilting continues

I've managed to get quite a bit of quilting done in the past 2 days thanks to a couple late nights and plenty of time after an early rescue call this morning. I think it's coming along nicely but flipping the quilt back and forth to stitch the straight yet diagonal lines is getting old. Thankfully I have the 2 drawers to provide extra work space and the surface is smooth and slippery. There is only one deterrant but you will need to wait until tomorrow to see her that...

I think this is nice shot of how the quilting looks at each intersection

Can you pick out how the quilt is "puddled" around my work area - to the right and left as well as in front of me (the fuzzy part)? It's important to have a puddle so that there is somewhere for the fabric to easily move to while you manuever the quilt. If it's all laying flat on the table there is too much resistance and it takes more effort on your part to keep the quilt moving smoothly, especially important if you are free motion quilting.

This was actually what I saw as I was getting up to go get ready for work this morning - I had flipped the quilt up so I could close the drawers and get out of my chair. I like how it shows the RWB backing but it also shows the intersecting rows of quilting.


Janet O. said...

Looking good! I'm learning a lot from your posts about machine quilting. Thanks. You obviously know what you are doing.

Denise :) said...

Sarah, this looks GREAT! I really like that last shot, too. You've done a wonderful job. I hope you have a quiet night so you can get some REST! :)

Quilter Kathy said...

I always enjoy seeing photos of quilting set ups and "action" shots...it looks great! It's hot for machine quilting and binding...hope you have air conditioning!