Finally… Quilt Top #1 Is Getting Quilted

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It had to happen… eventually, right? I just can’t keep making quilt tops without completing the process of actually quilting them.

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This is the first one I made. So, it gets quilted first. I struggled sewing it. Makes sense that I struggle quilting it. It took me about 3 hours getting the “sandwich” just so and pinning the layers.

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I haven’t purchased an extension table yet for my sewing machine so I had to improvise. My mini ironing board to the rescue. It actually is working out great.

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The fabric for the back is some blah brown print I got for half off several months ago. It is ok for the first one. And was just the right size. That is after I took 3 yards and sewed them side-by-side to another 3 yards. I had read somewhere not to put a seam down the center of the backing fabric. Too late!! But I did do a French Seam and reinforced the seam TWICE when starting it AND double stitched it again for the final seam. Nothing is going to pull out those stitches!!

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I decided to free motion quilt it using the stippling design for all around the outer part and in between the Drunkard Path circles. For the circles, I am going to attempt curved lines.

Here is what it looks like after two hours. I am showing you the backside so you can see my handiwork. I am half way around.

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My bobbin ran out three times. My left arm was getting heavy and my shoulder was starting to hurt. Break time!!

After I wind some bobbins I will get back started. Tomorrow. :D

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9 comments on “Finally… Quilt Top #1 Is Getting Quilted

  1. abbie2001 says:

    It’s really looking pretty! I can’t wait to see it when it’s completed.

  2. digipicsphotography says:

    You are doing so good with that freemotion quilting. I have 3 table toppers/runners that I have to quilt and may practice with them.

  3. Debra says:

    Looking good Donna! I was wondering when you were going to finish this up! :p

  4. digipicsphotography says:

    I’m practicing! Not good at it, yet. But I’m working on it. You’re my inspiration!

  5. don_mae says:

    Hi everyone. Thanks much for your encouragement. I need it!! :D

    Debra, yep, they were starting to pile up and were staring at me. LOL!!

    Sharon, I am STILL practicing. Go as fast as you can on some scrap sandwiches. That is what I did.

  6. digipicsphotography says:

    Yeah it is easier when I go faster. Now I need to get my movements smoother and not so jerky, LOL!

  7. Wow! What a great job at free-motion!

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