Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Another Kaleidoscope!


My colors are much prettier than this photo shows. I've used up 4 bobbins so far. I spread it out on the floor - oh yeah, for self gratification, but it's also fun to see how far I've gotten, and I also check for 'holes' -- areas that have been accidentally left unquilted. My usual method is to start at a corner and move along one border, the move back the other way, eating up another expanse of space. I don't see why one should start in the middle if it is basted well, but I don't push THAT rule too hard and try to get to that center before all the sides are quilted. No sense asking for trouble!

I began the machine quilting this morning for an hour or so before work. For those who don't know, this is done on my Janome MC 6500, that's a regular DSM, (DSM = domestic sewing machine), no stitch regulator. Those stitches and swirls make me feel good. This one will be a surprise.

13 comments:

aubirdwoman said...

I need to come stay ... up the road... for a while. Just can't get started

Gypsy Quilter said...

Lovely.

Lynn said...

I just love the quilting design you chose for the blocks.

Lindah said...

Love the swirls on this kaliedoscope!
I'm with you on the always-start-at-the-center rule when working on a well basted quilt on the dsm. I usually worked from one side. I reasoned that if I pushed the fabric consistently from one direction it would all work out right. Never had a problem with that.
Your work is always so beautiful.

Karen said...

I like the colors in your kaleidoscope quilt.

Nancy said...

Nice job. It must be immensely satisfying to finish your own quilts this way.

Gari said...

Your quilting looks great.

The Calico Quilter said...

You are the kaleidoscope queen! And your quilting is lovely.

KathieB said...

Your quilting is gorgeous--love the loops withe straight-line piecing. YES! I need to make one of these...

Helen in the UK said...

... and another beauty :)

Purple Pam said...

I love your quilt. Wonderful quilting. You are the best! Great control of your machine.

Belinda said...

LOVE this quilt...I have one of these tops finished just laying out on a bed....your quilting is great and may help me to get an idea on how mine should be quilted!! You just do a Fabulous job on your quilting!!!

Tanya said...

Your machine quilting is so nice! I still don't fee confident of doing an overall pattern. You are inspiring!