Saturday, October 04, 2014

Finished quilt top and straight line quilting

Been working on a top and finally finished it up.  I don't know if there is a name for the block design -  It is used often in the signature quilts of old with a light solid fabric in the center portion of each block and color on the triangle corners. This makes me think of a lattice garden wall. 
This morning, in-between house chores... I am experimenting with straight line quilting on the frame. Ironically what is the simplest quilting style on a table is very difficult for me on a frame. I use a low cost beginner set-up of a Grace "start-right" frame and a fabulous Juki machine, but would love love love to upgrade to a machine/frame with a horizontal hold and a stitch regulator. Maybe someday.  Back to my story... to stitch in straight lines I put 2 clamps by the rear wheel on the carriage that holds the machine. It works, but is flakey. 


Happy Weekend. 

4 comments:

Kathy, PaperPumpkin said...

Wow. Your quilts continue to delight and amaze me, Cat. Such artistry. Everytime I look at Andi's, I think of you! And, thank you thank you for the most beautiful comment ever, on my blog. You are loved, always, kath

Judy S. said...

Love the colors and the block on this one, especially the way they go together. You do such nice work!

Cathy Kizerian said...

Wow! That turned out beautifully. I adore those colors. The pattern is simple, yet lends itself so well to all the nuanced colors and patterns in the fabrics.

I finished up the back to a huge (for me) quilt this weekend. Now it is off to be quilted because I can't even begin to contemplate quilting it myself on my home machine - a wonderful Bernina with stitch regulator. Will show pix when it is home and bound, hopefully by month end.

Library Gal Quilts said...

I love it too! I am going to Pacific International this week and I am hoping to at least try the Juki longarm. It is more reasonably priced than most. We will see!