Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Finally, Quilting!

Finally - I got to my basting and quilting!
I quilt on a domestic sewing machine (DSM), no stitch regulator. Yes, not all my stitches are exact - that's OK with me. I really like the flexibility I have doing things myself, my way, not paying someone else. Stubborn me!

This pattern (Bricks and Steppingstones) needs a little blending with a pale gold thread. This quilt is masculine in nature and I'm quilting squarish innies and outies, a pattern I like that adds a lot of texture. It looks alot like mapping, and one of the easiest I do. And yes, I learned this from one of my DVDs from PatsyThompsonDesigns.com.

17 comments:

Gypsy Quilter said...

Ohhh wonderful, progress in the midst of chaos! Looking forward to seeing a finished quilt.

kjquilts said...

Wow! Your quilting looks great!

Lori said...

my favorite quilt, a bricks and stepping stones. gold thread, now that's a good choice. Storms here too. Let me know how the squirrel post works. Yup, the ones here have learned how to "launch" themselves from the trumpet vine and hang from the suet feeder.

grendelskin said...

Your stitching looks great, I like the "innies and outies" pattern. Agreed, the gold is a good choice too! This is going to be another great finish for you.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I bought a second Patsy Thompson DVD recently, but there will be no practicing until after we move. I am still trying to decide where to set up my sewing area. But once I get things decided and settled in, I am hoping to take some time to learn from Patsy.

LC said...

Patsy is such a great resource! I love what you are doing with this quilt.

Mama Koch said...

I made this with a lot of green plaid prints and it was quilted w/green. It's a keeper for sure.

paula, the quilter said...

One of the 'boys' at work mentioned that he would like a quilt. Since I already have a lot of green/off white four patches made from leader/enders I have been thinking this would be a good one to make up for him. Love the quilting.

Hanne said...

The quilting looks great from here!

Red Geranium Cottage said...

Your quilting looks great Elaine. Your doing a good job.

Helen in the UK said...

The quilting is looking great!! I need to rewatch my Patsy DVDs - I think I've forgotten a lot of the great stuff in them and keep going back to the same couple of designs :)

Candace said...

It's beautiful, and compared to my quilting, every stitch is perfect. That's a very pretty pattern.

Purple Pam said...

Very nice quilting and a nice quilt, too.

Ivani said...

Great choice for this quilt I love your quilting. Can't wait to see it all done. Wonderful job.
Hugs - Ivani

Country Log Cabin Quilter said...

This quilting pattern looks like something that wouldn't be too hard. I'm going to try making a practice piece with it.

threadtales said...

Really like the puddle quilting on this! Thanks for the comments on my blog. It is good to visit yours as well!
TerriW

Roslyn said...

I love your quilting design, Elaine what a great way to fast & simply do an "all-over".