Monday, July 30, 2012

Cubes quilted

 I finished quilting the Hollow Cubes, Too quilt yesterday. I was a bit worried about the quilting taking over the quilt, so I used a gold variegated thread. It blended nicely, I think, and it didn't ruin the 3D effect of the quilt pattern.
 I had some problems with thread breakage, I guess from having so many seams. Alot of the fabric is on the bias too, so I wondered if that would make a difference.  I did slow the machine down and that seemed to help.
I love the border fabric and used it on the back too. I am using one of the fabrics from the rust cube for the binding. It's ready to go. I am going to work on binding all three quilts I finished last week tomorrow.

I made the back and cut the binding for the Twister quilt I made last year...and haven't quilted yet. I hope to get it loaded today. I also need to start planning what I will take on my upcoming quilting retreat with friends. We all take our own projects and sew from morning to midnight. It's great fun and I can't wait! We leave Thursday.


JustCindy said...

I like the back as well as I do the front. lol The quilt turned out beautiful.

Exuberant Color said...

It looks great! I think that was the perfect border fabric to let the center show off.

Karen said...

Beautiful Jean! You do amazing work. Have fun on your Retreat.

Cookie said...

wow Jean, its absolut stunning.
I love it.

Lori R said...

You had a vision. I wasn't sure when I first saw your border fabric, but now that it's quilted, it looks perfect! I'll bet the gold thread looks great close-up.

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