Sunday, September 23, 2012
Quilting in the Hoop
I've been diligently working on my quilt for the, Quilts on the Grand, quilt show. I started it back in Nov/Dec 2010 when my friend, Terri, asked me to join her in the Bonnie Hunter mystery quilt online. I had just lost my job so it was a perfect project to keep me busy so I didn't get depressed. Who has time to get depressed when they have to make 600 1½" half square triangles!! Terri and I both agreed in the beginning that we would both put our quilts in the quilt show. Well mine is definitely not quilt show quality, but a promise is a promise. I shouldn't have procrastinated as much and I might have had more time to fix the mistakes, oh well!
I found this sunflower quilt embroidery pattern at Embroidery Library. I liked the motion the petals give, cause Bonnie named this Roll, Roll, Cotton Boll. I found it a little challenging to hoop some of the blocks in the middle of the quilt and then get the hoop on the embroidery arm with all the bulk rolled up. I had 30 of these blocks to do. Then I have 120 string pieces blocks to quilt!
Most of the sting triangle blocks are in sets of four, like this. It was hard to get a picture where you could see the quilting, but its there! Then I have to tie and hide all the threads! I don't even want to do the math on that! So I keep telling myself "I'm having fun", and the good news is I believe its true!! So I'll take a nice picture when its hanging at the show to share with you, or you could come and see it in person!!