Tag Archives: machine quilting

WIP Wednesday – 6/1/2016

 

  Happy Wednesday!

Provence Block 10 Work In progress 6/1/2016

Provence
Block 10
Work In progress
6/1/2016

I’ve been working on the quilting of Moon Glow since that is now my One Monthly Goal.  But the pictures always look the same with the quilt on the frame.  So… here’s where I’m at with the block I’m working on for Provence.  Once this is done, I’ll have 1 block left and a bunch of alternating blocks to put together.  🙂

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~Here’s to a great week!

Melanie

WIP Wednesday – 5/25/2016

  Happy Wednesday!

Spooky Halloween Row 1, Block 1 5/23/2016

Spooky Halloween
Row 1, Block 1
5/25/2016

Okay. not the best applique for the bat.  But it’s finished and I’m moving on to the next block.  I want to get row 1 done before I get the packet for row 2.  I only have a week to do that.  I’m not going to hold my breath but I’m going to try to get as much done as possible.  To do this, I’ve decided to group as much of the work as possible.  That means working on all the blocks at the same time.  The first thing I did was to cut all the background fabric for all the blocks.  The next thing I have to do is piece them all together.  I forgot that there are 5 blocks for each row so I only have all the fabric cut for the first 4 blocks.  I’ll finish cutting the fabric for the 5th block tomorrow.  Then I’ll work on piecing the backgrounds together.  Block 3 and 5 are entirely pieced so they will be done at that time.  Here’s each step laid out.

  • finish cutting fabric for block 5
  • piece block 3, 4 and 5
  • using a lightbox trace all the pieces onto the corresponding fabric and on the background for block 2 and 4.
  • beginning with block 2 I will machine applique and see how that goes for me.  I enjoy needle turn applique but I’ve got a lot of handwork right now and I’ll save the smaller items to hand applique.

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~Here’s to a great week!

Melanie

WIP Wednesday – 5/18/2016

  Happy Wednesday!

Spooky Halloween Row 1, Block 1 Work in progress 5/18/2016

Spooky Halloween
Row 1, Block 1
Work in progress
5/18/2016

Working on applique’ing the bat on.  It’s hard.  Yes, it is. Words of advice – don’t do this when you are tired.  🙂

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~Here’s to a great week!

Melanie

WIP Wednesday – 5/11/2016

Happy Wednesday!

Missing Ivy Step 10 finished 5/11/2016

Missing Ivy
Step 10 finished
5/11/2016

Here’s where I’m at! 🙂 The next step (Step 11) is to piece all the rows together and complete the inner top. woohoo! 🙂

 

 

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~Here’s to a great week!

Melanie

WIP Wednesday – 5/4/2016

 

   Happy Wednesday!

Still quilting 5/3/2016

Still quilting
5/3/2016

I’m still quilting Raining Cats and Dogs on my domestic.

I joined a new project at my LQS.  Rather than a BOM, it’s a ROM… Row of the Month! and it’s called Spooky Halloween and it’s a 6 month project.  I’ve been meaning to do a Halloween quilt and I’m excited to actually add this to my project list. 🙂

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~Here’s to a great week!

Melanie

WIP Wednesday – 4/27/2016

  Happy Wednesday!

Raining Cats and Dogs Quilting in progress 4/27/2016

Raining Cats and Dogs
Quilting in progress
4/27/2016

I finished machine quilting the top row of Raining Cats and Dogs on my domestic.  Next step is to unbaste, smooth out the second pucker, pin and quilt the second row.  I’m pretty sure my quilt frame is the culprit.  Now that I’ve quilted a few quilts on it, I can find the rough spots on the frame where my midarm has difficulty moving.  It kind of sticks in certain areas.  Of course, I could have loaded the quilt more carefully too.  Once I get all the machine quilting done, I plan to hand quilt within each block.

Because of all the problems I’ve had quilting with the Bailey (my midarm), I’m having second thoughts about quilting Moon Glow on in.  Once I get into the hand quilting step of Raining Cats and Dogs, I’m going to visit my local Bernina dealer who happens to be less than 5 minutes from my house and ask about renting out the Bernina longarm.  I may take my practice pieces over there and practice on it a bit before actually loading Moon Glow.

On a happy grateful note – I’ve lost 9lbs!  Woohoo!

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~Here’s to a great week!

Melanie

Weekend Lineup

Today is my day to play with fabric and get some progress done with my projects!

#1 – Allietare!

Allietare Step 2 3 Sets completed 12/6/2015

Allietare
Step 2
3 Sets completed
12/6/2015

I didn’t get anything done for Step 3.  But I’ll just let that go.  I plan to get a couple of sets done for Step 4.

#2 – Tell It To The Stars!

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All of the background is quilted.  The next step is to get the dark blue parts quilted.  I already know this is not going to get done in time for Christmas and I’m okay with that.  I’m not happy with the quilting and I’m hesitant to gift this.  So, once the quilting is done, we’ll see how it looks and I’ll decide then what to do with it.

#3 – This week’s project is Missing Ivy.  Last time I worked on this project I completed Step #7.  The next step is Step #8. I’m least excited about this project than the other projects so I’ll be working on everything else first.  I’ll be more excited once I take it out of it’s hidey hole and start checking to see what Step #8 entails.

Missing Ivy Step #7 11/28/2015

Missing Ivy
Step #7
11/28/2015

 

#4 – Raining Cats and Dogs. I hope to get one more cat done.

Raining Cats and Dogs Block 7 1 cat down 2 more to go 12/15/15

Raining Cats and Dogs
Block 7
1 cat down
2 more to go
12/15/15

#5 – My Cross Stitch project – “Welcome”.  My plan is to get more stitches done on letter “M”.

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#6 – I hope to get more rows knitted on the Rosie Hat.

Another ambitious list this Saturday but all I’ve got to do today is go to yoga! 🙂

Have a great crafty Saturday!

~Melanie

Weekend Lineup

The holiday is upon us…

This weekend I hope to jump on and start the second step for Allietare released yesterday.

Allietare! Step 1 11/28/2015

Allietare!
Step 1
11/28/2015

I hope to finish quilting the background of Tell It To The Stars!

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I hope to pull out Celtic Solstice because this is the week for it.

Celtic Solstice Step 6 Block A 6 done 10/17/2015

Celtic Solstice
Step 6
Block A
6 done
10/17/2015

I hope to finish the leaves for Raining Cats and Dogs.

Raining Cats and Dogs 2 leaves on 2 leaves left 11/29/2015

Raining Cats and Dogs
2 leaves on
2 leaves left
11/29/2015

I hope to get more stitches on the Welcome project.

Welcome  Cross Stitch 11/29/2015

Welcome
Cross Stitch
11/29/2015

I hope to get more rows knitted on the Rosie Hat.

That’s a very ambitious list so I’ll take things slowly and do what I can.  Especially since today we’ll be heading off to downtown to a Tea Festival and then ending the day at a Clipper game.  Follow me on Instagram @thousandneedles to see the pics I share!

 

Have a great crafty Saturday!

~Melanie

Weekend Lineup

Just a quick update on what I’ve actually done these last few days:

This week’s project: Missing Ivy – this week I worked on Step #7 and completed the 20 triangles.

Missing Ivy Step #7 11/28/2015

Missing Ivy
Step #7
11/28/2015

#2 – Tell It To The Stars – I have the background half quilted.

Tell It To The Stars Background is half quilted 11/28/2015

Tell It To The Stars
Background is half quilted
11/28/2015

#3 – Raining Cats and Dogs – I appliqued the 1st of 4 leaves.

Raining Cats and Dogs 11/28/2015

Raining Cats and Dogs
11/28/2015

#4 – cutting a lot in preparation for Scrapitude 2016.

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#5 – And working on the first step of Allietare – there’s only about 15 HSTs there.  The gray looks a bit brown in the picture but it’s gray and the cream is a beigey cream.  But I enjoyed putting it together so I cut enough to do another 15-20 HSTs.

Allietare! Step #1 11/28/2015

Allietare!
Step #1
11/28/2015

Today, I’ll be working on quilting Tell It To The Stars more, do another leaf for Raining Cats and Dogs, cut more for Scrapitude.  Those are my top three projects.  I will probably do some cross stitching and if I feel like it, some more HSTs for Allietare.

Have a great crafty Saturday!

~Melanie