Bittersweet… Quilting For Quilt #1 Is Done

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All Done!!

I finished the last of the quilting for Quilt #1 (Drunkard Path) this morning at 5:45 am. I had worked on it yesterday most of the day. Taking frequent breaks.

Most of the quilt was done with Free Motion Meandering stitches. Plus I did circles and straight lines to quilt the “pie” pieces.

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What saved my shoulders and arms from fatigue and pain was my new Janome extension table for my sewing machine. It supports the weight of the heavy quilt so I don’t have to hold it up. And it allows me to work with a larger quilting area, to smooth out the fabric before starting to quilt. It works great!!

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This is the last piece to be quilted. Before starting, I was overcome with joy and grabbed my camera to document the moment.

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You never forget your first. I certainly will never forget My First Quilt. It has character. I think that is what flaws are called. 😉

Next… the binding. Already cut and ready to go on.

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More photos tomorrow.

Stippling… Ah, Much Better.

FRONT

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BACK

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After a bit of free motion quilting on a few scraps and adjusting the tension, I do believe we have SUCCESS. It isn’t perfect. But it sure beats the messy stitches I was getting before I took my sewing machine in for repairs two weeks ago.

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You can see the “puffiness” better now. I guess adjusting the tension was what I needed to do. The lady at the Janome shop suggested it.

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I really like the meandering look. I call this my Puzzle Piece Pattern.

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This diamond shaped table runner came out just as I planned. Right down to the floral binding. Just as I pictured it.

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In fact, I LOVE it so much, I have another idea for this design. I already started on it. Top is done. Working on the back.

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Won’t have a pillow to go with the table runner. I took it apart. Needed the wine fabric for my “second item.” Oh well. Don’t think the world will end if I don’t make a matched set, right? 😉

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Can’t wait to show you!! But it is still in the Make It Work Stages. I know what I want. And how I want it to look. Just need to work on the best way to construct it.