Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Finished Mom's Quilt

...so I finished mom's quilt and thanks for the comments on the last post!  

It's evening here so the pictures are a bit dark...but I wanted to say a bit more on how the quilting went.  

My lines are anywhere from a little less than an inch to about a 1/4 of an inch.  I don't measure I just eye ball it.  And I turn my speed way up so I can go pretty fast across the quilt, that speeds up the process.  My thread did break a few times on the way back.  For some reason longarms don't like to go backwards.  My machine does pretty good but I still have breakage every so often.  If you don't have channel lock you can use clamps.  If you can find a place to clamp your machine to the the base that sits on your up down rollers than your machine won't move up and down.   And I did add my binding while on the machine...so now I need to just stitch it over..by hand or by machine. 

The quilt is pretty heavy...having used 2 batting's, but my mom should love it in the cold winters in Salt Lake City.

Love ya mom!



Katrina said...

Absolutely beautiful!

whittle stitch said...

wow, it looks amazing!

Kathy said...

The quilting lines look fantastic on the circles! Your mom is going to love it!

Mom said...

Thanks Jenny!! You did an awesome job. I knew when you asked me what I wanted that you would certainly know best. Love you!

Pam said...

I am going to try the straight lines w the channel lock...I have always done irregular ones ...looks so good Jenny!!