"How beautiful a day can be when kindness touches it" - George Alliston

"Do something today that doesn't have to be done again tomorrow."
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Thursday, June 24, 2010

FINISHED! Marley's quilt

whew! got marley's quilt finished before her thanksgiving service this sunday

i had an absolute DISASTER of a time quilting the thing - if it wasn't a gift that i needed on sunday i think i would have thrown it away!

the thoughts i had on how it would look didn't really work out. i thought i would use the decorative stitches on my new machine to do some lines through the strips of material to follow the horizontal form of the quilt.

but the thread i used (varigated yellow guterman thread) kept breaking EVERY TWO SECONDS! ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. so i ended up using straight stitch, a wavy stitch and a zigzag stitch for most of it. the gold ribbon that is on the front (and on the back by the way!) is on there because one of the decorative stitches got so kerfuffled that i had to stop. i then couldn't get it unpicked because it was so densely stitched on top of its self. so a cover up was all i could do......but i think it covered it up ok :) hopefully the recipient will never know :)

pugs and kisses


Maria said...

Your quilt looks lovely even though it gave you pain. GRRRRRRRRR. The ribbon looks fine. I thought it was meant to be there.

You said your cotton keep snapping. Was your tension OK. Or sometimes you need to change the needle. Machines can be very temperamental.

Quiet Quilter said...

Looks good to me!