Slow and Steady Wins

Project Description

What are you most proud of? Since this was the first big quilt I quilted on my new Janome 7700 was a wondering how the process would be. The 11 inch harp space was consistent thread tension made the process so enjoyable. The quilt is 75"x100". What advice would you give someone starting this project? Quilting should not be a race. I believe slow and steady is the key.

What you will need

  • 40wt Trilobal embroidery thread
  • dry clean able and washable invisible thread
  • and bamboo batting P.S. I did not piece this quilt. My friend Vicki pieced it and I quilted.

Q&A with Dena_Living Water Quilter

QuiltDude asked:
As usual, your FMQ skill shines through! Do you mark the quilt top? I know I would never be able to free-hand with such precision as you. LOVE your work [have I said that before?] I'm also in the process of quilting a 100X100 inch quilt, and my Janome can handle that big quilt like a dream! We made a good choice getting the Horizon. LOL
Dena_Living Water Quilter answered:
Thank you! Yes, I am loving my Janome too! :-D Generally, I only mark the spine and reference points for spacing the feathers within an area. The feathers around the center star are freehand. However, the heart feathers in the corners, is a stencil requested by Vicki. Frankly, it was challenging to stitch the stenciled feather. I felt chained..lol
Ann Petersen asked:
Absolutely beautiful!
Dena_Living Water Quilter answered:
Ann, I have learned so much from your classes. Thank you. Your hard work, care for details, comments and encouragement are appreciated.
Sharonrenee asked:
The quilting is very well done, your friend did a awesome job in piecing
Dena_Living Water Quilter answered:
Thank you. I will let Vick know. :-)
ShirleyJW asked:
very nice!
Dena_Living Water Quilter answered:
:-) Thanks!
messyrose asked:
Dena_Living Water Quilter answered:
Thank you! :-D