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.
I need some paper-picking friends!
(Did I do okay Friday Frenzied Flaunter Enforcer, Cinzia?)