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Thursday, October 4, 2018

Plodding along

I’ve been working away on my Alphabet Noel quilt this week, starting off with “stitch in the ditch” around each block to stabilise the quilt.  I’ve been laying it over the back of my chair by my sewing machine, and it must have slipped off onto the floor.  Gemma found it and decided it made a nice cozy place to hide in.

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No, this is not your bed.

With the straight stitching finally completed, I had to decide what sort of quilting to do.  I did consider briefly that perhaps I might hand quilt it – but that idea was soon rejected.  After all, how long would that take me to complete?  Years, probably.  How about some nice swirly free motion quilting?  As much as I love the look, I’m not really very good at FMQ.  I know, all it needs is practice, and even more practice to become proficient. 

My final thought was to do some walking foot quilting, perhaps quilt some zig zag lines around each block?  So I marked a few lines, and discovered that if I zigged and zagged into each corner it would make a star, of sorts.  So that is what I’m doing, with each star being a slightly different because of the size and shape of the stitchery pattern in each block. 

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M is for Mouse

So I’m working away on this quilt, one block at a time.  The back of the quilt is going to look quite interesting, with all these slightly different star shapes showing.  I’ll keep plodding along, and hopefully will finish the quilting this week, wouldn’t that be great.

9 comments:

Maria said...

Cats always seam to love snuggling up in quilts.....
Your Wonky Stars are looking good. Go Girl and it will be done by the end of the week.

Michelle Ridgway said...

Love your star quilting xx

Janice said...

You’ll definitely get this finished for Christmas. The stars are very effective.

Julierose said...

I think this quilting will look great! super idea...love the "M"; and your kitten is sooo cute all wrapped up ;))) hugs, Julierose

Rosemary B❤️ said...

Very pretty quilt.... very very pretty kitty too.

Jocelyn Thurston said...

Hi Jenny, caught up again on your posts. I love your stitched quilt label. I hope you tell the Sew Wots when next you see them, how much some of us blogging friends enjoy seeing all their projects. Always interesting to me. Isn't talk of Christmas fun!

Tired Teacher said...

Aren't you clever! The stars are a brilliant idea.

Connie said...

Jenny, your quilt is going to be amazing. I love the hand embroidery . . . so vintage and so charming. You are one talented girl. I like your little friend, too . . . what a cutey:)
Happy Quilting!
Connie :)

Karen S said...

Well done with the quilting. That will work really well.