Sunday, January 11, 2015

I'm Still Quilting

Still quiltingThings in my studio pretty much look the same as last weekend ... I'm still quilting the flannel plaid zig-zag quilt.

Here's a detail of the motif in the plaid squares.

Soon after I started quilting this on a new machine, I knew this project would become an opportunity to become familiar with free motion quilting on this machine and ... practice, practice, practice.

For the borders, I decided to try two of the designs from Angela Waters' books ... why not try something new since I'm climbing the learning curve with this quilt?  And now, the end is in sight.  I'm working on the outer border now.  You can see all four designs used in quilting this quilt here, from the back of the quilt:

From the back

Sophie's Double 9-Patch #1I have been so focused on quilting this flannel monster that there has been anything much up on my design wall, except the first of my January blocks for the Block Lotto.  We're making 9-inch Double 9-Patch blocks in black and white.

This year we'll be making 9-inch squares and 4 1/2 by 18-inch rectangles. As usual, there will be a mix of styles and techniques. This block is a great one to learn how to work with strip sets and practice those 1/4-inch seams. 

9 comments:

Needled Mom said...

It looks great.

QuiltSwissy said...

I have that book too! I love it. I played with her designs on a np baby quilt for carrie's friend. The designs are easy and flow well on the machine

Great job!

Nann said...

Cozy! (But I confess that I don't associate flannel plaids with you (thinking modern-ish prints).

Quiltdivajulie said...

Happy stitching - your work looks great so far!!!

Sewing Up A Storm said...

I love the quilting designs you are using on your flannel plaid quilt. It is going to be wonderful when you finish it.

Chris said...

Great project to practice on.

Terri said...

It sure doesn't look like practice to me. Great quilting. Love the 9Ps... If that's a 9" square then you are sewing 1" squares? OMG
Hugs

desertskyquilts said...

Your quilting is wonderful! Perfect for the quilt, and the back will look so great when you lay it out.

Alycia said...

Ahhhh Plaid - You just have to love a quilt with plaid!! Your quilting is great!

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