Quilting and Stuff by Knitnoid

Category Archives: Machine Quilting

Now It’s Cleared

Ok – so to move things along the other day I simply moved everything to the ironing/cutting station.  But I’m happy to report that both flat surfaces are now cleaned.  And I didn’t move it to another location – I actually put it away.

Even the shelving is looking better.

While I was cleaning, I stitched out two quilts – or rather the computer did.

 

 

Design Wall Monday – March 21, 2021

The wedding quilt is off the frame and trimmed.

Binding has been made.  I’ll find out later if I need to cut another strip of the green.  I don’t remember if I measured the purple or the green when deciding how many strips to cut and the purple was ever so slightly wider.

While I was working on the binding, I had the long arm running computerized E2E designs on 2 customer quilts. I have 3 more to do, but I plan to wait until I get the binding done on the wedding quilt before I load the next one. Once I pull the drawer out on the sewing table there won’t be any room to get by to the long arm.  But before I do that I have to clear the table.

There was enough space to make the binding, but there’s no way to bind even a small quilt until the table is cleared off.

See what others are up to over at Small Quilts and Doll Quilts for Design Wall Monday.

August 1st – A Beautiful Day

Today was a beautiful day.It was about 79 degrees this morning with a light breeze. I had gone out to get gas and didn’t want to stay in.

The grass had been cut yesterday and the ground relatively dry, so I pulled out my picnic quilt and sat outside for about 45 minutes.

Then it was back to quilting.

I finished the quilting on Cascade.

It’s not bound yet as I’m waiting on the binding fabric. I have to admit I LOVE how the quilting came out. I started with half an idea – simple straight lines the length of the “sashing” and “something curvy” in the diamonds.  Instead I started with continuous curves in the diamonds, then had to figure out the “sashing”.  I order the BIG HQ Swiss Cheese Ruler off of Amazon, but when it arrived I decided it was not the right size, so I found the original HQ Swiss Cheese Ruler locally and bought it Friday afternoon.  After doodling with it, continuous circles is what I came up with for the ‘”sashing”. But I didn’t think there was enough quilting in the diamonds.

I queries Facebook and received several suggestions. That prompted the circle in the middle of the diamonds and because I’m too lazy to tie off 70 circles, I ran a straight line of quilting up the middle of each diamond to reach the circle.  I can’t wait to get this bound and washed to see the final results.

To see me doing the ruler work for the center of the diamonds, click on the picture below.