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:
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.
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