Sunday 25 August 2013

Quick Quilting

As you may know, I'm a patchworker far more than I'm a quilter: I tend to go for minimal, in-the-ditch quilting if I have to do anything, and even then I shoot off the edges, or fall out of the ditch far more often than I'm happy with. Part of my reluctance is that I don't want to spend more time on this quilt: I want to get on with the next one!

 However, this top needed to be quilted

So I pulled on my big girl pants, and quilted free range echo lines either side of the zigzagged seams.   I didn't worry about going straight exactly to the seam and turning, instead I curved around it, and that made it much easier and much quicker

And I used grey top and bottom, so the curves showed on the back of the quilt too

I'm rather chuffed with this

I then machine stitched grey Spraytime border (one of my favourite go-to fabric ranges) and this is now in the rather monstrous pile waiting to have the binding hand stitched to the back


  1. This is a beautiful quilt. The quilting has turned out beautifully!

  2. Great quilting Benta, way to go!

  3. Well done with the quilting!

  4. looks good to me .. seems like just the right amount of quilting x

  5. It looks so pretty! Good job on the quilting, Benta!

  6. Really lovely quilting - perhaps you've opened your quilting 'dam'? Hope that you carry on quilting and enjoying it! x

  7. Really pretty, I love the colour choices too.

    1. Thank you Kay it's so easy with a charm pack as you just KNOW the fabrics will work together ( sorry you are "no reply " so I can't email you direct)

  8. You have been busy! I love the curved quilting. x

  9. This is beautiful Benta, well done. Like you I prefer to do the patchwork than the quilting.


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