Another UFO bites the dust! I first blogged about this quilt in December 2010 when I listed all the UFOs (unfinished objects) that I had hoped to finish in 2011. I didn’t do very well and there are a couple others on that page that will show up pretty soon.
The pattern is called Sea Glass by Janelle Cedusky and was in the June/July 2010 issue of McCall’s Quick Quilts. I love this pattern and this is the second quilt I have made with it and…..I wouldn’t mind do another one but finishing it sooner.
Here is the first Sea Glass quilt that I finished in March of 2011. I also just realized I don’t have this listed on my quilt page.
Another thing that is interesting about both quilts is that the only time I ever used a long-arm machine on a frame it was with the first Sea Glass quilt. I like the idea that this one was done on a frame but with a standard sewing machine.
I am getting pretty good doing a huge meandering on my quilt frame. It sure is a lot faster to quilt tops this way.
This is another quilt that I quilted on my frame. I am really enjoying it but for right now I need to load a new one on as soon as I take a quilt off so I remember how to attach the layers to the leaders. This is the 4th quilt and I keep learning something new every time I start another one.
At first I was trying to start the next row of quilting right up against the pole with the finished quilt on it which made it very difficult to see where to stitch. I even had one time where I bumped into the roller bar and it knocked my needle out! I finally realized it is better to sacrifice a half inch of space so I can see better. I have about 3 ½ inches of quilting space. The harp on a 15-91 Singer sewing machine is 7 inches which isn’t bad for a domestic sewing machine.
I keep changing threads also, I used thread from Connecting Threads for this quilt. I used a pretty wild piece of fabric on the back…..glad it is now gone!
Since I took some photos around my flower beds I thought a few pictures would be fun to share. I can’t remember the name of these flowers but they really spread and are so pretty.
I always enjoy playing in Photoshop with flowers.