Friday, February 17, 2017

Machine Quilting Suggestion

Hello Everyone,
No, we didn't get another Golden....but we've thought about it.  This just happens to be my favorite picture of Mazey.  So why show you this? 

Well, I'll tell you.  Suzanne brought her beautiful quilt into the shop and asked me for my suggestions on how to quilt it.

I thought about this quilt below, and suggested this overall machine quilting design.

Here is a great picture where you can see the quilting on the back.  The rotating wavy lines make an excellent overall pattern which can be easily achieved on a domestic sewing machine.  This is much denser than an overall pantograph.  Each block of quilting covers four pieced blocks.

You can tell in this picture how the quilting transitions from one set of four blocks to another set of four.  This is great way to quilt a 'busy' quilt.

I'm still working on borders for Prairie Flower.  Hopefully I'll have something to show you tomorrow. I spent a very frustrating day yesterday on the corner blocks.  I got out my drafting paper, EQ7 software and scrapped the whole idea about 8pm. I tried, really tried, and I'll show you my rejected blocks tomorrow. I'll look at it with fresh eyes this morning.



  1. Beautiful! The quilts on your blog put mine to shame . . . but I'm learning more with every one I make, so that's good.
    I see why that photo of Mazey is a favorite :)
    Happy weekend.
    Connie :)

  2. Excellent idea, Lynn! With the scrappiness, anything less dense would not show off her gorgeous quilt as well! Another dog? Perhaps Mazey needs a playmate!

  3. Thank you! So appreciate the great tip, Lynn! (And the adorable puppy pic makes a cloudy day all warm and wonderful :-D) Stepping away and looking from fresh eyes can do wonders for finding creative solutions. Can't wait to see what you come up with!