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Saturday, March 19, 2011

Major Progress

Yahoo, yahoo! The quilting's done! I have two projects in the midst of being quilted - one on the frame and one on my Janome, and tonight, I finished the one on the frame, my Five Easy Pieces quilt. Here are a couple pictures of the quilt on the frame -- this is where I stopped last night because I was too tired to go on without making lots of mistakes. 


The panto is called Bayside by Lorien Designs. I have used it on several quilts now and I thought it would be good on this one because it would add some curves to all the square edges. I used Tuscany wool batting and it was wonderful - just the right loft for the quilt and I think it will be warm in the winters. I had to go up a needle size for this quilt because I had lots of breakage for the first several rows. I didn't like having the bigger holes from the bigger needle, but after I changed, I didn't have any thread breaks, so it was worth it! The top thread is Superior Lava, which is becoming my go-to thread for tops, and Bottom Line in the bobbin. 


I took the quilt off the frame and brought it up to see it all. The first picture shows some of the texture from the quilting, and the second is more true colors. 

 Now, I have to bind it - hoping to finish that by the end of the month. The binding is a moda marble in dark blue, and I think it will go well with all the colors. 
Mittens approves!

7 comments:

Vicky said...

Beautiful quilt! Mittens is a cutie!

Amy said...

Turned out great. Like the bright colors.

Barb in Mi said...

Beautiful quilt - love it!

Gari said...

Bright and cheerful, my kind of quilt. And the quilting is great. I, too, like circles or curves on a squarish quilt.

Ruthie said...

Great job! That panto is perfect!

Reenie said...

Wonderful! I love your sewing setup, too. I am so envious!!

jillquilts said...

It looks great. Congrats on finishing the quilting and good luck on the binding!