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Thursday, 11 October 2012


I am doing some more quilting on this quilt. You can see my previous post about quilting this quilt here, where I marvel at how long it is taking me to quilt it. Yup. Still working on it! But I'm feeling closer to finishing it now. I used the walking foot to quilt the straight lines in the sashings. Amanda commented that quilting always takes a long time when you are using a walking foot. I think she's right and so I took her advice to heart when deciding on how to quilt the borders, free motion all the way!

I decided to quilt "pebbles" which are something I learnt about in one of my Craftsy classes, Quilting Negative Spaces with Angela Walters. I'm not very good at them yet, but I'm practicing! I actually felt quite confident though, watching Angela quilt on the Craftsy video must be helpful cause I thought I could do it!

I have to admit here that I still have some of the straight line quilting to do. What can I say? I was sick of it and thought I would break it up with some free motion! I have done a third of the free motion quilting and have to get back to the straight line quilting. I guess that's why I thought it might be a good idea to write a blog post. Anything to avoid it! I'd better get back to it though because I need to finish it.  (Maybe it will be finished by the weekend?)


Sarah said...

That is very cool pebble free motion quilting. I will keep that in mind for next project.

Daisy Jayne said...

pebbles is looking dandy..... nice

Amanda said...

You know I avoid that walking foot so much I even quilt in the ditch free motion. Your quilting looks good though its great to mix it up a bit.

Pip said...

Nothing like a bit of bloggy procrastination, I'm quite enjoying using my walking foot, but I agree it is nice to mix things up a bit.

Shay said...

Sometimes quilting just seems to take forever. You know I still havent managed to find the guts to tackle an actual quilt using free motion. Im such a chicken !

Keep plugging away at that quilting Kris.

Little House on the Hill said...

Its good to take a break. Your pebbles look great and add movement to your quilt.

Cheers Pauline

Jindi's Cottage said...

I really like the look of pebble quilting...just waaaay too scardy cat to try it yet...well done, looking good.