Sunday, January 27, 2019

Framed Blocks Quilting

Yikes! At least the purple ink will disappear.
I got the quilt loaded and I thought everything would be a-okay but I didn't anticipate something. I decided to load the quilt sideways because I had to piece the backing to get the right width. Normally, I want the long seam to lie horizontal to the rail and so I just went ahead and did that. I followed suit with the quilt top and that means that the top is now oriented horizontally. That could make the quilting a bit more of a challenge than it already is because if I do any designs that have a distinct top and bottom orientation I have to do them sideways!!! Oh well, it is all a good learning experience.

My first attempt at the quilting was not as good as I would have liked but I am not discouraged. There are lots of bobbles and wobbles and uneven spacing but I will definitely not be doing any ripping of stitches as this quilt will be a journal of my progress. At the least I do hope that I will progress with my quilting skills as I go along. :)

I got the first two blocks finished and then I just needed to stop because I couldn't think of what to put in the center of the blocks. I know I have the books to reference for ideas but it was difficult to do it on the fly. So I spent some time creating some of my own designs as well as taking some ideas from the reference books. It wasn't as hard as I thought it would be. I was able to come up with at least 19 designs to use on 56 blocks.

Now I just have to make them happen on the quilt top - that will be another story I am sure!

1 comment:

The Joyful Quilter said...

Looking GOOD!!! I like to think that wobbles and bobbles give a quilt character. We're NOT machines! PLUS, perfection is over-rated. Enjoy the journey!