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Monday, July 6, 2015

Design Wall Monday






Most of the weekend I spent quilting this patriotic quilt. It took longer than it should because the thread kept breaking. I was using a variegated thread from King Tut . I had to step back from it for a while Saturday but finally finished it Sunday afternoon. 




I had the binding ready to go on, so I squared up the quilt and sewed on the binding before I quit for the day. 




I free motioned quilted it with loops and stars.

In between the frustration of thread breaking I pieced some on this baby quilt. I had fabric left over from another baby quilt already cut in 2 1/2 inch strips so I just cut them into squares and added a few more fabrics and I have about got this one done and not a moment to soon, just got an invitation to a baby shower this morning. 

Got to work a long shift today, but I hope the rest of you have a great day. 

Teresa 



 

7 comments:

  1. Breaking thread is a major irritation. I feel your pain, but the quilt looks wonderful with the stars quilted on it.
    That is a cute baby quilt.

    Helen

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  2. Thanks for the support Helen, believe me when I say the next quilt I try that thread on will be a very small one, if it still breaks may have to reconsider keeping that spool.

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  3. I just love seeing all of these Americana quilts pop out this time of year. Yours is beautiful!

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  4. I love you patriotic quilt! Simple but striking design.

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  5. Your patriotic quilt is wonderful. Love that you free motioned it too. I use King Tut a lot and find that a larger needle helps to keep it from breaking (assuming the tension is not set too tight). There is a recommended needle size on each spool of Superior thread. They usually work find in my machine. Hope you give it another try. Your quilting looks good.

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    1. thanks for the encouragement I used a variegated king tut on the previous quilt and it worked fine so maybe the next one will go better

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  6. what pattern is the patriotic top? My type of quilt!

    Working 35 hours and unloading freight, I would be knackered for at least 3 days. When would I feel like quilting?

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