Wednesday, October 27, 2010

One down, one to go

This past Saturday my friend Jennifer came over, and we went out to dinner.

File photo of Jennifer
While we were hanging out, I had a moment of panic. I thought I hadn't quilted at all that day. It worried me because I was trying to finish a surprise gift quilt for Jennifer, and I needed to get it done before she left her job on the 5th. She works at an Outdoor School site and I want her to get it before the session is over.

I shouldn't have panicked, because I forgot that I had worked on quilt stuff for five hours that day, at the PMQG all day sewing event. It apparently didn't register with me, because it didn't happen at my house. What a weird thing.

I got the quilt for her basted at the sew-in, which was the part of the process holding me up. It's a little bit smaller than twin size, and is just rainbow stripes.

It's a real quilt, not just a bench top! Promise!

I tried a new type of quilting, using a specialty stitch on my machine, and I like the way it turned out. I wish I remember whose blog I read it on, so I could give them credit. I like that it makes a straight stitch a little more interesting, but doesn't take the effort of free motion quilting.

It shows up better on the back. I'm really pleased with how it turned out, and I'm sure I'll use this type of quilting again.


Betty Crocker Ass said...

You even finished quilting it on Saturday too right?

Sew Katie Did uses a specific machine stitch. (I think)

Sewing on Friday?

Cherri said...

Cool use of those specialty stitches on the sewing machine! I have been meaning to try some of my machines stitches out....alas, I seem to be stuck on the straight stitch done in a gentle wavy pattern. I need to branch out! Whatcha' working on Friday nite?

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