Friday, July 10, 2009

Friday Flaunt - Machine Quilting

This week has pretty much been nothing but free-motion machine quilting.

I quilt using my Bernina QE153 domestic sewing machine - with a 7-1/2" throat - so it can sometimes be tedious to work on a large quilt. But with a captivating audiobook loaded on my MP3 player - the latest being The Host by the popular author of the Twilight vampire series, Stephenie Meyer - and a little perseverance, I can get'er done.

I not only finished quilting one quilt (see Tuesday post), but am making great progress on this 60" X 72" quilt that belongs to a friend.

At the moment it's not looking real pretty because so much Golden Threads paper needs to be torn off. Though using Golden Threads paper - pinning perforated paper to the quilt and stitching along the perforations - is my favorite method for getting a precise quilting design onto a quilt, the picking-off-the-paper afterward part is sorta tedious. And following that a good vacuuming is mandatory. Hmm, maybe it's not such a bad thing after all!

Four vertical zig-zag columns will have a feather design.
A finished zig-zag looks like this one. 
Right now, more of the quilt looks like the columns on the left.
Perseverance.

I need some paper-picking friends!

(Did I do okay Friday Frenzied Flaunter Enforcer, Cinzia?)


3 comments:

  1. Flaunting at it's very best Linda! Love the quilting it is spectacular!

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  2. I think it's looking tops and definitely worth flaunting.
    Have you ever tried Press and Seal by Glad for transferring your design. It looks a bit like glad wrap but it sticks to your fabric and pulls off easily when you have finished with it. Available in supermarkets for similar cost to glad wrap.

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  3. Oh, you machine quilters are all so clever... this lovely.

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