Saturday 26 November 2016

Quilting Decisions

Quilt top sandwiched and in the ditch stitching done, now what. This is were the indecision starts, how do I want to quilt it or better yet what does the quilt itself want.

top waiting to be turned into a quilt
Supplies all gathered, I spent over an hour looking for that ruler toe foot. I rearranged some of my quilting things and of course I moved that foot. You know where, that place where it is easy to find and you can put your finger right on it. Yeah right...sure. NOT!! Note to self quit rearranging things, leave well enough alone.

supplies gathered, dove(2600) on machine ready to go

I use clear wrapping rolls from the dollar store to test draw possible quilting designs. They don't take up much room are 36 inches long a nice size when test drawing designs.


or maybe?

swirls and lines??

Sandra of mmmquilts thought of radiating lines or swirls. How about a combo of the two? I do think this quilt is finally starting to speak to me.

I need to order another spool of Aurifil 2600, it is my go to colour. I am in luck Craftsy is having a Black Friday sale. (These are affliate links) 

Class Offer: $17.99 USD or less on all Craftsy classes

Supplies Offer: Up to 70% off Quilting and Sewing project kits & supplies

Aurifil Thread

 I'm going to try out some Boundless fabric.

Boundless fabric

 Did you do any on-line shopping from the comfort of your home?


  1. Testing out the quilting motifs is a great idea. I do like how you took Sandra's idea and did both - it makes the block have a very formal feeling to me. Good luck deciding and have fun quilting!

  2. I waist more time trying to decide what to quilt, than I do actually quilting. I do love those lines with the swirls. Which ever idea you go with, this quilt will rock. It's a great design from the start.

  3. The testing is a great idea. I sometimes struggle with the quilting design and I don't even do anything fancy! I just love that grey fabric in the middle. I have some and it is one of my favorites and I wish I would have bought a lot more.

  4. I did...and I tried VERY HARD not to...but I did have a little 'mad money' I brought down with me... Said mad money didn't translate to very much US$$ sniff. Anywho, the orange design just POPPED off the screen and I said oh ya! out loud before I read that hey that's me! I like the idea to combine both the radiating lines and swirls! Kathleen says "quilted area/non-quilted" repeat which I think this will do to help showcase each one (if that makes sense). Great idea on the dollar store clear wrap? What does it look like and where do you find it? I've been using my plexiglass but didn't bring it here so this sounds like a great solution! This is going to be a spectacular quilt Cindy!

  5. Your design makes a stunning quilt Cindy! Wowzers! It's really fun to see all the blocks joined up. What a great idea to use clear wrap to test out the quilting designs.

  6. Those swirls and lines are looking good to me! Thanks for the tip for auditioning designs!

  7. Plain square blocks or whole cloth quilts are simple to make and can really show off the beauty of fabric, colors and theme choices available to quilters.


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