Monday, September 5, 2011

Hometown quilted!

My friend's quilt is done!  It took a really long time, but I think it came out great!  Once the borders were redone, it went onto the frame with no problems.  Amazing how easy a square quilt is to quilt!  Part of the reason it took a long time is because when you quilt a quilt on a frame that does not have an all over pattern, like if you're stippling the whole thing, or doing a pantograph, you have to stitch in the ditch.  It helps to stabilize the quilt, but also to show off the quilting.  I never used to do this.  I could see the benefit with a quilt that had a lot of blocks, but why in a quilt that is fairly simple?  Well when I took my longarm training, they showed us a quilt that was quilted the same as the one next to it ... one was stitched in the ditch and one was not.  The one that wasn't just looked like something was missing from it!  Now I always take the time to SID.  Here's a close up of the quilting.

You can see in the muslin colored space I have an all over flower pattern.  In the patterned strip, I have a swirl pattern.  I also put a flower pattern in the border.  I wanted to keep it pretty simple.  This picture below doesn't even do it justice, but this is the finished quilt.  If you click on any of the pictures, you can get a closer up view.
And on another subject all together ... do you know what this is supposed to be?

Well it was my nightguard!  Sophie (my daughter's dog), jumped up on top of my bed and then onto my nightstand.  I'm going to disinfect the darn thing, and see if I can still wear it!  It's several hundred dollars.  Now you know why the dog is referred to as "the brat dog!"

1 comment:

jayne said...

The quilt looks great!!!!!!Also, so happy you had a "good" getaway! It always gives us a new bit of energy!