Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Sunday sewing....and letters class!

I love getting ready to quilt a new project...deciding which thread to use, which panto...it's fun to think about how it will look when completed. The quilting takes the quilt so far!

I had this quilt hanging at the store for a couple of weeks unquilted because I just couldn't get to the quilting before it needed to be seen there. But when I had to rehang it on Saturday, I decided to bring it home and try to get it done...they look so much prettier quilted. Since the setting triangles are yellow as well as some of the background, I decided to use this gold variegated thread. I didn't want it to stand out too much in the part of the background that was white either.
Here I am, ready to quilt! I used the Leafage pantograph, which I love!
The thread blended so well in the first rows, that I couldn't see it as I was quilting! Once I got into the body of the quilt, it was much more evident.
The middle! I am always happy to see the middle, especially when I'm on a time crunch...I ended up going to some Open Houses with my daughter for awhile, then came home and got busy again.
Ahhhhh....the end! Love when I see that coming! I will be teaching this sampler quilt as a Sampler Club class beginning in a couple of weeks.
 What do you think about striped binding? I used it as a border and debated whether it would be too much to use it again in the binding, but decided I had to since it would make such a graphic binding. I love strips, especially diagonal stripes!
There are still spots open in Saturday's It's All in a Name free-piecing letters class at Cut Up and Quilt if you have been itching to try something new. There are so many ways to use these letters and learning the technique is just plain fun! I posted about some of the quilts I've made here...from wall quilts to baby quilts. Come and join us for a day of free-piecing creativity!


Julianne said...

Wow that looks awasome

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

I love that stripe. Stripes are fun to use all over the quilt.