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New Quilt In The Works

Rosetta Quilt In Progress:

rosetta quilt quilting

YAY! I have finally started sewing in my new sewing room!!  I’m so excited ~ I pieced together this front while we were packing to move. It was made from fabrics that were easily accessible, not really thought out much… but I think that made it a better composition.  I struggle with color and value, so it’s what I’m focusing on personally.

I started quilting this quilt at the old house, I was out of thread and started using grey. It was too dark of a thread color for this quilt, plus the tension on my machine was all messed up so bobbin threads were on top of the quilt.  I still quilted a good size chunk of the quilt before I decided to stop being lazy, get my butt to the store and buy off-white thread to quilt this with.  Of course I had to spend a few days taking all the grey quilting out… but I’m so happy I did.

rosetta quilt

I got thread at Modern Domestic when I was there for Christina Cameli’s Book Release Party – the book is all about free-motion quilting, and she did demonstrations… it was so fun!  You should check out this book ~ it’s full of quick little sewing projects to practice new FMQ techniques on. 

christina cameli quilting book

I usually use Gutterman polyester thread for quilting, but my machine has been acting up and it hasn’t been working so well.  Lupine at MD showed me Mettler brand, and I got it… and it ROCKS!  At least on my machine it does. I’m still working on my stitch length being more consistent. Look how nice this thread is working out on the back of this quilt:

back of quilt quilting

I’m even happy with my quilting pattern. I started with a flower in the center of the quilt and echo-quilted around it adding another flower every so often. It’s totally organic and turning out really cool.  It’s fairly dense quilting… which I like. Ready to do a little more quilting here soon. Maybe I’ll have it ready by the next PMQG meeting!

3 thoughts on “New Quilt In The Works”

  1. I am super impressed with your quilting on this so far! And though I know it's frustrating to have to rip out a patch of quilting, it IS so worth it when you do it again and love how it turns out, so kudos to that!

  2. I love everything about your quilt! Lately, I have found myself taking things apart that I don't like and not making do and it is so much better! You have plenty of time to finish before our meeting! Can't wait to see it.

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