Tuesday, June 30, 2009

It's Tuesday and I Can't Wait

...to finish machine quilting this quilt. I'm free-motion quilting this for a friend. Didn't she choose some great colors?

To stabilize the layers, I used cream-colored thread to quilt "in the ditch" (also known as "in the valley") along the on-point squares. 
Then, with gold-colored thread I quilted arcs along the inside of the small and large squares.
A zig-zag design runs vertically through the quilt, in four columns. Each one will have this quilt feather vine with spirals that pop out at intervals and land in a square. 

Since I'll be quilting with black thread on black fabric, I've pounced the design with a white iron-off powder. The first quilting pass will be to stitch the double vein. 
I can't wait to show you more, when it's finished!

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1 comment:

  1. wow so much quilting involved! Very clever. Look forward to seeing the end result.


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