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Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Working away

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Animal ABC quilt

I’ve been working away during the last week or so my Animal ABC quilt.  When I last left it last time, the layers were pinned together and I had stitched in the ditch around each block.  So now was the time to machine quilt around each letter and corresponding animal. 

Q for Quokka, R for Rhino

I’m not  a machine quilting expert, by any means, and don't find machine quilting easy or relaxing – so don’t like to spend too long at the machine each session.   Doing it in short bursts suits my back and shoulders better, an hour at a time, then going back to it again during the day.  The middle blocks have been finished, so I’m working my way around the edges of the quilt now.  

Some cats like to sit up close to their owners to watch this quilting business.  Not Gemma – she’s always ready for another afternoon nap somewhere comfy.

Sleepy time again

8 comments:

Sheryl said...

Hi Jenny this is a beautiful quilt and your FMQ is terrific thats one thing i need to practice on,well done my friend and what a lovely cat you have,her colourings are very pretty.xx

Karen S said...

I think your quilting is looking fine. It will be a great finish for your lovely quilt.

Julierose said...

Your quilt is looking good; I am by no means a machine quilting fan or expert. I really would prefer to tie my quilts--i only machine quilted my daughter's 4 going away to college quilts as i figured they'd be dragged around the dorm rooms!! ;(((
hugs, Julierose

Tired Teacher said...

What you've done so far looks great. I've only machine quilted baby quilts; I wouldn't have the patience to do a larger one on my machine.

Raewyn said...

I hear what you say with quilting in bits and bobs - it is tiring sitting and quilting all day. Your ABC is looking great - good on you pulling it off the pile and doing something with it!

Janice said...

Go you for doing free motion quilting. Despite having done a class I still need loads of practice. I just stick to straight line or gentle curves. Yes, my shoulders ache too. It will be good to have this quilt done and dusted.

Jocelyn is Canadian Needle Nana said...

Gemma is such a pretty addition to your bed or quilt. Her fur looks so soft.
I seem to have a sore muscle in my back whenever I use the machine for very long. Same place every time so I have to limit my time. It's really not my favourite part of sewing anyway.
I think your FMQ is great, btw.

Maria said...

Good job doing your own quilting on the ABC Quilt.
Like that you have Q for Quoka.....