Quilting and Stuff by Knitnoid

Category Archives: Dwr

Half the Quilting is Done!

Three Rows are Quilted

When I started this quilt in the floor frame, I skipped the first row.  I think that’s the row  I’m going to work on next.

QA Wednesday

After I figured out what I was going to work on over the weekend, my DH and I made the decision to take a road trip to visit his family. Needless to say, I was limited to handwork – although I did show my SIL how to use a serger.

  • Finish Oklahoma Backroads – no
  • Quilt daily on the DWR – took the quilt with me and worked on it the days we didn’t travel
  • Piece at least half of the remaining blocks ( I think that’s 20) [Star Struck] – no
  • Piece 4 SBS blocks – no

On the other hand, I stitched some of my dragonflies.

There is less on this week’s list since there is no holiday to give me an extra day of quilting.

  • Finish Oklahoma Backroads
  • Quilt daily on the DWR.
  • Piece 2 SBS blocks
  • Make this month’s KVQG BOM

Check out the links at Bari’s to see if extra quilt was accomplished due to the long weekend.

What’s On My Design Wall

The wall still has bits and pieces of what was up there last week. However, this past weekend, and into the foreseeable future, I’m quilting, not piecing. I’ve completed 5 of the 7 rings on the second row of the DWR. When I wasn’t hand quilting, I was machine quilting on Oklahoma Backroads.

There’s enough quilting to hold the layers together through repeated washings, but I’m going to add a bit more. I plan to stitch in the ditch (or in the vicinity) across the width and down the length of the quilt, bowing out at the star points. My hope is to highlight the stars. Too bad I didn’t realize this was my plan before I had the first layer of quilting done – stitching diagonally through the light chains.

Check out what others are doing by following the links over at Judy’s.

QA Wednesday

Last week’s goals:

#1 – move the Double Wedding Ring from the floor frame to the lap hoop. I don’t know if this will require re-basting or not. I guess I won’t know until I try. – DONE, didn’t rebaste.
#2 – work on Star Struck – Ignored
#3 – since the rest of the house is clean, I now need to work on my sewing room – not much – did get the floor frame taken down.

The DWR didn’t get pulled out of the frame until Monday, which did allow me to take down the floor frame.  Already the sewing room feels bigger.    Part of the delay was I wanted to practice with the new quilt hoop.  I wasn’t able to find my whitework  hand quilting project (it’s here somewhere), so I pulled out my baby 1000 Pyramids.   I quickly realized that was not a good hand quilting project, so I began to quilting to my sewing machine.  I’m just about finished.

So what’s on my list to do this week?

  • Finish quilting and bind the 1000 Pyramids —  I’m going to bind it in the scrappy green binding pictured
  • Every day quilt on my DWR.
  • Clean the sewing room.  I just offered to host my quilting buddies for a sew-in  this month, so this has to get done.

Check out what others are doing by following the links over at Bari’s.

August Quilting Goals

This month I hope to spend more time in my sewing room. I don’t have to work any weekends, so that will help tremendously. My Double Wedding Ring and my Sylvia’s Bridal Sampler quilts have not been touched for months, so I really need to get back to these two quilts. Naturally there are other bits and pieces I’d like to accomplish as well.

  • Keep up with the SBS BOW and the monthly Offline Quilters’ challenges.  This month the goal is 5 blocks on row A.   Who knows what the BOW will bring.  The end result should be 10 more blocks toward the 140.
  • Three 12″ blocks – two are for a swap and one is the KVQG BOM.  I should get the BOM pattern sometime next week.
  • Quilt, Bind and Label the baby 1000 Pyramids – since I’m waiting for the baby to be born, the label might roll to September.
  • Resume quilting on the DWR.  I’ve taken the quilt from the floor frame and put it in the lap hoop.  Last night I worked on it for a while.  I’ll get back to you on how I like the hoop.
  • Finish piecing the Star Struck blocks.  This would be a good project for a sew-in with my quilting buddies.  We haven’t had one of those for a while.
  • Quilt my Texas Braid. Alright, I admit it.  This is my long shot.

Will I finish everything I’ve put out on my list?  Who knows.  Check back with me through the month to see.

QA Wednesday

From last week’s post:

So this week will be devoted to finding the guest room and if I’m lucky I’ll get to sneak a few minutes of sewing in.

The house is clean – if you don’t look in my sewing room – so now I can sew. Three of the girls arrived last night and then they went to a movie. I took a nap, but did get about 15-20 minutes of piecing done on Star Struck. With 8 more seams, I’ll have another 8 blue stars.

This afternoon I’m off work (and tomorrow too) — originally, I was going to pick up the 4th girl for our Justin Bieber concert party, but my wonderful husband took the three girls and drove up to get her. I think they’ve gone to the mall so I have time to QUILT — or maybe I’ll go take a nap. I’ve been told I get to stay up tonight with the girls after the concert.

So, what’s on the agenda for this week?

#1 – move the Double Wedding Ring from the floor frame to the lap hoop. I don’t know if this will require re-basting or not. I guess I won’t know until I try.
#2 – work on Star Struck
#3 – since the rest of the house is clean, I now need to work on my sewing room

Check out what other’s have planned by following the links over at Bari’s.

The Quilting Has Begun

After a bit of running around this evening, I finally sat down and started quilting.  The top half of the photo is the music quilt.  I’m doing simple straight line quilting using the star points as guides.  It turns out I have to mark one side of the star, but I can use the guide on my walking foot for the second side of the star.    This is a large quilt (roughly 87 x 102) so I’m having to wrestle it a bit.  Hopefully there won’t be any running around Tuesday night and I can get more done on the quilt.

The bottom half is the hand quilting I was able to do in 30 minutes.  Actually, it is probably only 20 or 25 minutes as I’m watching M*A*S*H on DVDs and using it as my timer. I need to check to see how long each episode is and maybe “watch” two episodes and include my marking in the time.

What’s On My Design Wall

Technically, I still have Ladders to the Stars hanging on my design wall.  However, for this week’s report I’m showing that I’ve gotten my Double Wedding Ring into the frame.

I basted with a combination of basting spray and #1 pins.  There are spots which simply don’t lay flat.  This was never intended to be a show quilt, so I’m OK with that.  Or maybe I simply want it done, so I’m willing to over look things.  Either way, I plan on starting the quilting this evening.  My plan is to spend 30 minutes a day on this quilt.

The music quilt is up next.I’ll baste it tonight so I can start the machine quilting.  I’d like to have it finished by next week, to take to the guild meeting but I’m beginning to wonder if I’ll get it done.  Saturday is my nephew’s wedding to no quilting then, but I’ll have all day Monday instead to work on it.  Of course the Sylvia’s Bridal Sampler BOW will be announced.  I’ll need to get that worked in by Sunday night.  I’m thinking something is not going to get done.

This will be especially true if I spend much time checking out other quilters’s design walls by following the links over at Patchwork Times.

Shout it from the Roof Tops!

I just put the last seam into my Double Wedding Ring — the one I bought the fabric for on September 13, 1989. Click here to read about my progress this summer on the quilt top and about when I started this quilt.

Now it’s on to the next phase — Quilting! It’s my goal to have this on my bed by the end of November this year. Stay tuned for progress on the hand quilting, and hope my wrist doesn’t give out before I get it done.

P.S. Yes, this is the same picture I posted in November when I checked to see if I needed to make it bigger — but I promise all 3-patches and 2-patches along the edge are stitched together.