Monday, September 24, 2012

Challenge Day 32

It's day 32 of my Extended 31 Day Challenge.  I finished up Lisa's 
 little quilt.  It turned out really cute.






First off I want to say thanks to all who commented on the before and after picture of Lisa's quilt on my last post.  I always get so excited to see my own quilting progress on quilts and even more excited to hear what other have to say!!  So, thanks again!

There were a couple of questions brought up on my quilting process and so I wanted to hopefully, answer those questions.

How I did the arc's...the perfect arcs.  Freehand?  No way!

I used an acrylic circle:



I have quite a few different size circles and ended up using this one, I like how it created a gentle arc.

Another questions was how did I do the flower's and did I make them continuous?


Yes, each flower was continuous on their own but not with the rest of the quilting.  I started the flower in the center, did a petal at a time, then ended in the center.  Yes, it was a lot of starts and stops for the flowers but being a small quilt, it didn't bother me at all.  No, I do not bury my threads.  I never have and never will.  I stay stitch at the beginning and end and snip the threads when I'm done.

Hope that answered some questions. 

It was nice doing up a little quilt for once, it's been a while.  It went quick but was very gratifying.  Good job on the quilt Lisa!  

28 of 30 Finished 

~Jenny~


22 comments:

DianeY said...

Thanks for your little lesson! Never occurred to me that you didn't do arcs freehand-I had just assumed you had to. And I so appreciate that I'm not the only one who doesn't bury threads! I did it once & decided I would have to give up trying to quilt if I ever had to do it again!

Barbie Mills said...

I LOVE how you quilted this. It highlights the design perfectly, and is just dang cute.

Sue said...

Lovely quilting ! Just perfect for this quilt !

Trudi said...

I love the quilting, as always, it is spectacular! Thanks for sharing the tips too :)

MM Quilts and Embroidery said...

Just gorgeous. Do you have a ruler attachment for your machine or did you just hold it in place while you stitched with the other hand? Your quilt is just amazing. I just love your "quilting" work!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Beautiful quilt...your quilting is just stunning!

Janet Ann said...

Absolutely beautiful! Love the way you quilted it - just perfect! and thank you for the quilting with the arc lesson!

quilter said...

It is a beautiful quilt, your quilting is wonderful!

Gloria
gyates625@bellsouth.net

Vicki in MN said...

That turned out sooo cute! And I loved seeing the before and after yesterday. You are such an inspiration. Wondering what thread you used on it?

Kristie said...

Just gorgeous as usual!

Judiquilts said...

Jenny, that is delightful. I love the secondary pattern you achieved with the arcs. Regards,

Mama Pea said...

Oh, my goodness. That is beautiful. Your quilting really adds to this already lovely quilt! Thanks for telling us how you do it!

LindaSonia said...

The quilting is absotively posilutely Gorgeous! Love it!!!

Shannon said...

I've said it before and I'll say it again - you make me feel a NEED to learn longarming!! This is gorgeous! I want this quilt so badly, I can taste it!!

Denise said...

Beautiful, beautiful quilt! Just stunning! I am new at quilting and have a question. What is burying the thread and what is stay stitching at the beginning and the end? Thank you!

Sandra Montgomery said...

Your quilting is amazing as always and thanks ever so much for explaining how you did it. I've just started learning how to work on a frame and I love the tip about the arcs. Very encouraging.
Sandra
Ireland
Sandy Quilts

Anonymous said...

I love the quilt block and would like to replicate this quilt. Does anyone know the name of the quilt block? If you do, please share!
thanks. Penny

I am Just One Mom said...

What is the name & maker of this pattern?

And I LOVE your quilting!

Charles said...

Beautiful quilt! What white background fabric did you use? Also, batting?

Dani said...

How can I get this pattern? It would be perfect for a quilt i want to do! Please let me know!

Amy said...

I love this pattern too! Do you know What it is?!

Darlee Byron said...

I love the use of the acrylic circle here. Great idea!