Wednesday, October 26, 2011

The worktable- wow


I have gotten all the straight line quilting done on this lap quilt.  I used the guide on the  walking foot to make sure I stayed straight through the bigger squares. 


 I changed the thread from variegated blue to yellow and zig zagged  a few lines thought the gold squares.  Then I free motioned in the largest squares.  I went  around the rooster and added flowers.  I also free motioned a rooster in one blue square.  kinda fun!



Before I bind the first quilt I was anxious to get started on the sampler. I've stabilized the straight seams with invisible thread.  I'm doing the sashing because I have the right colour.  I may need to buy something for the actual blocks.  I want subtle when I try the curved outlines in the sampler blocks.


I really like MQing and I can see I've gotten rusty so I'll need to keep my skills up.  It is very true- use it or lose it!

11 comments:

Dolores said...

I thought that was a rooster. Wonderful. Great colours in your other quilt.

True Blue Nana said...

Love those colors.

M-R said...

Wow, beautiful quilting!

HollyM said...

I need to do a baby quilt next. It's true you do get rusty. Machine quilting (free motion) is fun though.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

looking great...pretty colours too

Sheila said...

Lovely quilt and great quilting!

Michelle @ Periwinkle said...

Looking good! I don't get rusty so much as lazy, every so often I realize that I'm doing alot of meander quilting and have to really make an effort to try something more ambitious!

Leanne said...

Looks like a beautiful quilt, I love that rooster! Have fun with the quilting!

Createology said...

Beautiful...love the colors and your MQing. It must feel so good to be sewing and completing your quilts. Blissful sewing...

felicity said...

Gorgeous quilting! Can't wait to see the whole thing.

Grandma Coco said...

Love the colours!! I'm still having a hard time settling down to master machine quilting. I think I just need to get stuck in.