Today Is Quilting Day

Well, it had to happen some time, right?

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I cleared off one banquet table and got started. Or so I thought. I FORGOT TO MAKE A BACK!! Silly me. Had to put the sewing machine back on the table. Had to piece the material for the backing since it was only 45″ wide. Duh…

I guess that is what happens when you haven’t quilted any large projects for a LONG time. You forget what to do.

Anyhoo… back taped to the table, basting spray and pins in hand.

Whew!! I am plum tuckered out just from all that. BUT I will start quilting this quilt top TODAY. I thought about straight lines but I think I am going to stipple it with medium sized puzzle pieces.

OH. Forgot to tell you. I added the 28 additional blocks several days ago. Quilt top now measures 62″ by 62″. 14 blocks across and 14 blocks down. 196 total.

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I slowly sewed along the diagonal lines and the white strips in the center matched up much better this time.

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I know I can still do better so I am figuring out how best to make the next ones. I am not trying for 100% perfection. Just trying to better my percentage.

I have been working on some other things, too. Will show you in a few days.

Hope you are staying busy with your projects. Working on anything for Fall?

Go here for the tutorial to make your own Hugs and Kisses quilt.


11 comments on “Today Is Quilting Day

  1. sonnethawk says:

    The quilt top is beautiful! You are a vigilant hard worker, and everything you do will only get better. I love watching your creativity! Have a beautiful day!

  2. Terri says:

    I love your quilt. So much nicer than the X and O I made last year – or so. (It’s been on the couch to have the quilting strings hidden and cut for so long, I don’t even remember the sewing part.) Do you have a pattern for yours? I’d love to make one like it.

  3. Crystal says:

    So true, Donna!
    Sometimes the set-up to get ready to craft is more tiring than the project, itself! LOL

    It’s looking wonderful!!! 🙂

  4. Donna Stark says:

    You must take a lot of Vitamin C Donna!! LOL you go girl!
    Who does this pretty quilt go to??
    Enjoying your blog!

  5. Gorgeous top. Love it.
    For Fall? Hmmm, do pincushions count? lol

  6. don_mae says:

    Hi everyone. Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving me some Comment Love.

    So exciting, isn’t it!! Quilting, and then hoping for a good outcome. I don’t exhale until time to add the binding.

    Donna S, probably will just look at it for a year or two. And then gift it to someone. OR maybe I should keep it as a reminder of how badly I sewed on the diagonal. 😀

    Cyn, yes pincushions do count!! I love making them and have a few planned for this year still. Some selvage ones.

    Thanks again to all of you.

  7. Lennette says:

    It’s absolutely beautiful Donna!!!

  8. gabrielaquintana says:

    OOH… I can`t understand how you do that!
    It’s perfect! The lines, the colours…
    Someday we want to see you in video , watching HOW you sew these quilts!

  9. Lauren aka Giddy99 says:

    It’s gorgeous!

  10. don_mae says:

    Thank you, Lennette, Gabby and Lauren. I finished the quilting. Yay!! Now I am going to baste and get another UFO quilt top ready for quilting.

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