Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Slow but sure-learning as I go.

In case you have been wondering, I really have been watching the Leah Day class and working on my quilt.  Really I have!  Okay, so I only got two or three blocks and some stippling done Monday night. Then Tuesday night I did two more blocks and finished the quilting on that "half" of the quilt.

 I couldnt' get a picture of the whole thing where I had light...so this is most of it.
I love the variations in the quilting designs all over it.  Here are some peeks at it from the back so you can see all the texture there too.


There are all kinds of straight line designs, curvy designs and mixtures of the the two. Each block of color on the front is surrounded by stippling.  On this half of the quilt alone, I have used almost 500 yards of thread for the quilting. (That does NOT include the piecing thread!) So, now I have to use another color of thread for the other half.  Since this is a variegated thread, I will see if I have another variegated that is similar.  Hopefully it won't be too obvious.

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9 comments:

Mrs. Sew and Sew - Karen said...

Your quilting is awesome! It looks great.

~Laurie~ said...

Look at all those nice and even stitches - great work!

Sharon said...

Gene your stitching is wonderful...

Barbara said...

Loving this one, and the variegated quilting threads. Your quilting is amazing! Thanks for the tip!

Rhonda said...

You are making great progress. Love the quilting and using variegated thread is a fantastic idea!!

Beth said...

The quilting is awesome! You are really inspiring me.

Barb said...

Doing awesome!!!!

Yes, I have the free pizza making..

Pat Merkle said...

It's amazing how much thread you go through with FMQ. Everything is looking wonderful.

Eat Sleep Quilt said...

Gene, you're doing a great job! I never got started, shame on me :o(