Monday, April 13, 2015

Ohio Star and Cross Country Quilt

I made this quilt in 2008 when I first started my blog.  Yes, it has been in my UFO cupboard since then!!  I finally decided to take it out and quilt it!!  Can't wait to see it on my bed!!  It is so easy to piece together a quilt but so hard to get it quilted!!!

I am quilting it along the ditch with an even foot.  I find that it easy to quilt that way.  I have divided the quilt into 4 sections and have already quilted 3 sections.  After the 4th section, I have to start again on the other direction so that all sides will be quilted.  This quilt is quite bulky because the batting is thick.  I wanted a thick one because at that time I didn't think that I would use a machine to quilt it.  The throat of this Juki machine is slightly bigger than the normal sewing  machine and yet I find it quite hard to move  the quilt.  Was really tempted to change the batting!  LOL

Friday, April 3, 2015

First finished quilt of the year!!!  Hope more will follow!!!  It is so easy to piece together a quilt top but so hard to get it all done up!!!  I have at least 4 more of my own quilts to baste and quilt.  My sister sent me 3 to quilt for her!  With all these in line, I don't know if I can piece together any quilt tops this year!!!!  :-)