Quilting

Quilting on the Stained Glass Quilt

Hi Everyone,

I’ve been quilting on my Stained Glass Quilt.  This quilt seems to be everyone’s favorite of mine right now. I also really love it.  The ombre fabrics are fantastic, the pattern fun to make and I am trying to top it all off with some great quilting within my experience limitations.  I’ve mentioned that there are different size blocks that I was hoping to make a different walking foot designs in each.  Here’s what I’ve come up with so far:

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I’m keeping the quilting pattern format to 3 lines a quarter-inch apart.  This has enabled me to only mark one line and be able to stitch along the foot for the others.  This seems to be working well for me. I’ve been using a clover chaco liner chalk for the marking and I like that the lines are bright and fine.  Once you stitch over it, it just about disappears and you can just brush off any lingering chalk.  I purchased a white one earlier and like it so much I’ve ordered a blue one to work on my white fabrics later.  I’m looking for a good chalk marker with a pointed tip that removes easily also.  Any suggestions would be appreciated.  I have some frixion markers that I used before, but on this quilt when you ironed off it removed the color pigment from the fabric.  Glad I tested first in an inconspicuous spot.  This is the first time I had problems with it so now I’m scared of them.  I guess it’s all about testing first.  I’m glad this didn’t turn into a disaster.

My quilting is quite a bit of turning the quilt around, but I’ve been managing the bulk pretty well.  I’m getting used to the knee lift on my machine to help me out with this.  It’s not quite in the right spot for me but that is probably best as a couple of times I have pushed the foot instead of the lift and sewn off in to the wild.  I guess they need to be as far apart as possible for me.

I have to take breaks from it from time to time as my shoulders begin to hurt after I’ve worked on it too long.  I’ve got about half of the quilting finished and hopefully I can finish by the end of next weekend.  We will have to see if I can accomplish that without depriving myself of sleep.

Let’s look at a couple more samples of my quilting.  I’m going to stick with the motto “Done is better that perfect”. quilting3.jpg

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That’s all for now.  Thanks for stopping by.

Cherie

 

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9 thoughts on “Quilting on the Stained Glass Quilt

  1. Hi Cheri,
    I think you are doing a great job with the quilting! The quilt itself is so pretty, and as Susan said above – all the different straight line quilting just adds to it. Thanks for the tip on the marker – I had a disaster with the Frixion pen last weekend and don’t want to revisit that any time soon. ~smile~ Roseanne

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    1. Hi Roseanne,
      I used those fixion gel pens on a pastel and white colored quilt with no issues. Loved that it came off easily with the iron. Maybe it has to do with deep colors. How were you using the pens for your disaster?

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  2. This looks great! Can’t wait to see it all finished. As far as marking goes, I like the chaco liners, too, but sometimes I tend to accidentally rub the markings off and it gets a little frustrating. If you accidentally iron away Frixion pen marks, you can stick the quilt in the freezer if it’ll fit, and the marks will reappear. I haven’t tried rubbing a block of frozen spinach or something on it, but that might work, too. 🙂 My favorite marking tool is a Hera marker. It just leaves a crease!

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    1. Hi Becca, I like the chaco liners because they are so easily removed. I just do a small area at a time. I looked up the Hera marker. Could I crease a bigger area and have it stay a while? I also noticed some are using it to press seams.

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