Saturday, February 5, 2011

I am so brave.....sort of!

Well the "Strata" quilt/wall hanging reached the quilting stage.... but I delayed a bit longer by stitching beside the seams to stabilize the quilt ( I have been reading other peoples blogs....sounds like I really know what I am doing, doesn't it????) I didn't want to stitch in the ditch because the points where the corners come together are quite thick.

Then I had to move on to the quilting. The book shows samples of what they have done, so I practiced first on a scrap of material.....OK, several scraps....
that didn't feel too bad I started quilting !!!! YIKES!!!!

Over all it went all right...
A few overlaps, and sometimes I just seemed to loose my way and wander a bit ...LOL!!

The back even look all right...
 I need a lot more practice, but at least that is a start, and now I am not so nervous about trying more.
I had some trouble with loosing track of where I was, and ending up in a section that was already finished, or sometimes leaving a gap where I had to go back and fill it in.

 In the beginning I thought I would take each section and be very orderly in how I quilted (OK, I already know I am a little obsessive/compulsive) but that lasted for about 10 seconds, then I was just wandering around it seemed....and all of a sudden I was finished !! WHEW!!! Not so bad after all ....for my first free motion quilting! :)  ...time to sweet husband just poured me a glass of wine!!


  1. You get a gold star for your bravery. I think you did a terrific job for your first piece - much braver than me. With time, you learn to look ahead - listen to me, the chicken, but I have long muslin strips - someday I may do them up in a quilt as a 'quilt as you go' piece. Kuddos to you.

  2. I am so proud of you! Very impressive! It looks great and the main thing's done and you did it all yourself!


  3. Good for you!!! Woohoo!
    Oh - and your little red-headed grand daughter is soooo cute. ; )

  4. Good for you, Ms Butterfly! Takes courage to try. You did a great job!
    I'm a new at this, but a few things that help me with my free motion quilting... spray basting, covering my feed dogs, gloves, patience.

  5. wow, I think you did an amazing job, it's pretty great looking,

  6. Way to go! You ARE brave! It looks great! : )


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