Jun 26

Wedding Quilt Update

Monday I got the call I’d been waiting for – I could pick up the wedding quilt! Yay!

I have two queen-sized frames in the basement, I mean quilt studio, but the wedding quilt was not destined for either of those. My no-baste frame is occupied by the Fat Quarter Shop 2009 Designer Mystery BOM. The other quilt frame is the church frame and is holding the church quilt so…

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The wedding quilt is in my large hoop on a stand in the living room. This way I can have the TV on as I quilt, which I’ve done for the last two evenings.

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I completed the stitching in the ditch on the star the first evening (plus a small spiral section. Then I moved on to the nearby spirals.

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This is the section I will start tomorrow. Lots more spirals!

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Do you know what all this quilt hanging over the side and dragging on the floor means? Yep, I have a lot of quilt in my lap as I quilt so I can put my left hand under the quilt while I’m quilting. And, yes, the last couple of days have been around 90 degrees outside. Luckily I have air conditioning. And, oh, yes, the batting is wool. Yep, it’s warm. And I like the way it puffs up! (This is the first time I’ve used wool batting. It’s a bit expensive but I do like the way it needles and looks once I have done some stitching.)

I don’t know how often I’ll be updating you on the progress now. It will pretty much all look the same and for now is all stitch in the ditch. Once I get past that part, I may post again to show you what else I’m doing with it.

And, on the wedding note, I just heard the first mix of the wedding song. It’s a good one.

Quilt on!

2 comments

    • Diane Rincon on June 26, 2013 at 10:42 am

    That seems like a good place to quilt the wedding quilt, if not good weather. It must feel good to be moving forward. It will be perfect for their 1st anniversary. 😎

  1. I finally made some progress on our wedding quilt. Instead of a guestbook, we had our guests sign squares of fabric to be sewn together. While I am still very happy with this idea (I’d much rather have a quilt than a guestbook) it probably would have helped if I’d ever made a quilt before. Ever.

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