Thursday, January 11, 2018

A slow process

I've been diligently quilting my scrappy Storm at Sea quilt, which measures about 65" x 65".   First, I stitched in the ditch, taking a rather wavy path.  Now that it's anchored, I'm quilting a spiral in some of the circles.
Because I'm using my walking foot, it means a lot of turning, but it is working out OK.  I discovered from Leah Day's book that my Supreme Slider at the left of the presser foot makes turning the quilt much easier.   I'm working steadily, about an hour a day when I get a chance.  I've done six of the 18 "circles," and they look pretty good from far away.  There are a lot of wobbles close up, but I hope that washing will make it look fine... I hope. 

I finished the scrappy string quilt and put it in the washer with a couple of color catchers.  There were some red strips that I was worried about.  The quilt turned out great, but the color catchers were pink.  Glad I did that.

After two weeks of below zero weather, it's in the 30s today and predicted to get warmer.  The snow is melting, but ice is predicted for Saturday.  Perfect quilting weather!

1 comment:

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

we were cold then warm and then cold - warm and now back to cold - dropping today from 59 to 22 in the morning and some teens coming back in over the weekend - give me spring.
love the quilt!