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Sunday, October 14, 2012

Quilt Update!



I missed my deadline on getting my quilt done!  I wanted to finish it before I went out of town, I stayed up until 2 AM quilting it before I left, but was too tired to finish it.  I'll finish it Tuesday, when I go to my friend's house.
I finished the top and most of the quilting.  The binding is ironed and ready to put on also.  Of course, Pippi was a big help!  While piecing the blocks together;


 And even while quilting!
I decided she needed her own blanket so I could finish the quilting!
I did straight stitching on the border, and cross hatched the blocks.  I stitched in the ditch on the sashing.

 I love the quilting guide that came with my machine!
 Here's a good picture of the cross hatch.

I did all this on my small Janome.  I like to scrunch up the extra material to the side.
This is only my second full-size quilt to "quilt", so I am doing simple quilting and there are a lot of mistakes!
Hopefully I will show the finished quilt later, although I can't show you the label until I give it to it's recipient!  To see other posts on my quilt look under the label for the Dresdan plate quilt on the left.
Happy Quilting!
Missy

11 comments:

Kathy Felsted Usher said...

It looks like you are coming along great, deadline or not! Of course the cats are a big help.

Denise :) said...

Your cats, tucked here and there inside the quilt while you work on it, just crack me up!! I've quilted nothing bigger than a crib size on my Janome, and that's tough enough! Good job!! It's looking just lovely -- cats and all! :)

Vicki said...

I love the colors and the pattern is great. I could never quilt on my lil machine without pleats. yours looks great!!!

* said...

Beautiful and a great use of Dresdens. And I really like your cross hatching.

Quilter Kathy said...

You did an amazing job for quilting such a big quilt on such a small machine! I loved the photos of the furry quilting supervisor... so cute! I have never used a quilting guide before...I should see if my machine has one!

Debra Kapellakis said...

Very beautiful quilt. I adore your little four legged helpers. :)

AnnieO said...

Beautiful quilt! Nice to see the feline QC agents doing their jobs paws-on :)

Kristie said...

Your quilt is beautiful! Love those fabrics that you used. I looked over your blog and noticed that you have a treadle!!! Yay! I just got my first treadle a few weeks ago. It is a 1906 Singer 27. I love it!

Have a wonderful and Blessed day
Kristie

Dar said...

I can't understand why it's taken you so long to finish quilting this quilt -- with all the help that you get!! lol Can't wait to see it finished. I applaud you for tacking such a big quilt with your Janome. I used to do that a lot, but finally gave in and got a bigger machine. Still use my DSM a lot though.

Barb said...

Your quilt is wonderful...love the fabrics!

retrorevival.biz said...

Missy, this is GORGEOUS! Nice to see Pippi assisting;)

~Cindy

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