More Progress on Quilt

Project Description

What are you most proud of? It is fun to improvise each block. I draw lines with Frixion pen to split squares into pie slices, smaller squares, and circles. Getting the hang of using quilt rulers. Still making lots of mistakes. I set the long arm Regulated Stitch for 11 stitches per inch--big enough to pick out stitch boo-boos. Oh yeah, doing lots of pickin'. While I've been practicing this month--I devoured 3 Karen McTavish's books with DVDs--demonstrating how she uses rulers. Very good lessons. What advice would you give someone starting this project? TIP: Picking Out Stitches When you have to pick out stitches and afterwards can still see the needle holes, use a semi-damp sponge and pounce it a bit. Usually does a pretty good job of diminishing the needle holes as it dries.

What you will need

  • Yellow Cotton Print with Science Theme. Working Title is Science Friday Quilt. Queen Size Improvisational Block Quilt in Ivory
  • Yellow
  • Lime Green
  • and Black. Ah yeah
  • a bit of Gray too.

Q&A with Shoestring

QuiltDude asked:
Your stitches are beautiful, and your quilting designs look great. Love the different designs, so different yet the play so nicely with each other!
Shoestring answered:
Hey there Quilt Dude. Thanks for the praise. I was checking out your quilts just a couple of minutes ago. They are accomplished and inspiring. I admire your work.
TanjaH asked:
More great stitching, Shoestring! I like updates so feel free to post progress. I'm living vicariously through you and your long arm. The stitching looks great.
Shoestring answered:
Hi my friend TanjaH. I know you live in Wisconsin and I hope you'll want to take a trip sometime to visit me and try out the long arm. Just let me know when.
K Lee 2Strings asked:
Oh, wow! Oh my goodness!! Shoestring, I've bowled over! The work seems so effortless,, as if you'd been stitching on this machine for years and years!
Shoestring answered:
Hey there 2strings. Thanks for the encouragement. I have lots to learn about doing feathers. The feathered circle I traced onto the quilt. But I'll be practicing those darn feathers free-hand later. They just intimidate me right now. Uf-dah!