Tuesday, November 4, 2014

this foot was made for walkin'


Haha, get it? Walking foot. The first few lines of machine quilting have been sewn on my throw quilt. I spent a long, knee popping time over the weekend crawling around on the floor and baste stitching my pinned quilt sandwich together. Can't say I enjoyed that part. I also can't say I'm exactly enjoying the machine quilting part just yet.


I've wonkified my straight lines so far and am now regretting my choice of off-white thread. It's just so very visible on my dark, solid backing. At first I thought the contrast would be great but now it is merely spotlighting my ineptitude. LOL. This throw will have a lot of handmade charm.

And oh yeah, I changed my mind again about the block design since I last posted. I do super love how the new quilt top arrangement came out, and also love my wonky hugemongous double cross on the back...but I am going to force myself to wait and show you the finished quilt soon. That will help motivate me.

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  1. The actual quilting is definitely my least favorite part about quilting. Probably why I have several completed tops that have been sitting in a drawer waiting for me to feel like actually quilting them. Ugh. I have not tried it, but I have heard there is a basting spray you can use for your quilt sandwich to avoid the whole pin thing. There's still the actual quilting part though. No spray for that! LOL

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    1. Skooks, I'm glad I'm not alone. Hah! I especially love shoving the entire quilt under the 6 inch arch of my machine as I try to sew a straight line.

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  2. I hope you've discovered 505 basting spray since this quilt. I wouldn't quilt if I didn't use it.

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    1. Hey, Jessica! I did buy some basting spray! Haven't used it yet though because I'm successfully putting off the two quilts I have that are WIPs. haha!

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