Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Machine Quilting Nine Patch Friends
Here is what the quilting looks like on the Nine Patch Friends quilt. I finished the quilting so now am getting the binding ready to put on. Will I make my Thursday night deadline? I am working hard to get it done so check back and find out.
I quilted a spiral in the center of the light squares and petal like shapes around it to make it look somewhat like a flower.
With the black fabrics, using black thread and the other dark fabrics in the quilt you really can't see the leaf and vine quilting between the flower shapes. I know it is there though and if you get your nose really, really close you can see it too!
I told you I changed the design I planned for the small border...well here is what I used instead. The design I had thought I would quilt in this area just didn't work so ripped out what I had started to quilt and then stitched this design instead.
For the outside border I again quilted a flower shape with a spiral in the center of the 9 patch blocks and a leafy vine in the black area. I think I am quilting pretty good then Whoops, I get a zig or a zag or a jiggle. I am such a perfectionist that most of the time I would rip those spots out but this time I am trying to ignore them. In the overall picture of the quilt you don't really see those little oops so maybe I am making progress on my perfectionism (don't even know if that is a word.)
Just looked for more black fabric to bind this and wouldn't you know, not enough solid black in the house. Good thing I have to go to Hastings for physical therapy this morning and can buy some. I keep telling myself, "I will get this finished," " I will get this finished."