Thursday, November 4, 2010

Little Miss Lily Marie Progress

Sometimes you just have to keep going and keep your goal in mind. I am determined to finish the 2 projects I have been working on this week, no matter what.

Last night I finished quilting "Little Miss Lily Marie", but not without mishaps! Twice when quilting near the edge the excess backing fabric was turned under and got caught in the stitches. After very carefully removing the stitches, thankfully I was able to make it look ok. Then I discovered I was almost out of white thread, but made it right down to the last quilting stitch. I kept stopping to fill the bobbin, trying not to use up all the thread on the spool.



One bright spot in the quilting of this quilt is that my thread didn't break a single time! That is a first and I'm not sure what, if anything, I did differently. I have quilted quilts when the thread broke constantly.

I am trying to branch out into new machine quilting patterns. I love the basic meander stitch I have been doing and have practiced it enough to produce decent results. I thought for this little girl's quilt a looping meander stitch would give it a fun, whimsical touch. The jury is still out on whether or not I really like the way it turned out, but what's done, is done!



After finishing quilting the quilt, my attention then turned to the binding. I wasn't happy with the fabric I originally planned to use, so I looked through my "pink" fabrics and found another one that I thought would look nice. Of course, there wasn't "quite" enough of this one to go all the way around the quilt.

SO.... a visit to the fabric store is in order today to purchase white thread and enough fabric for the binding.

7 comments:

Denise said...

Have fun at the quilt shop, you probably have more self control than I do when I go to Kathie's Quilt Shoppe, LOL.

Granny J said...

I love the quilting on this quilt and I'm sure the recipient will also. I love quilt shops and checking out all the available fabrics. I'd be in trouble for sure.

Barb said...

Oh...I just love this quilt...

Rhonda said...

I like the loopy, meandering stitch. :) That makes me mad when I go to do something with a piece of material, and there's not enough! I had fabric picked to cut out for 12 Log Cabin blocks, then when I got to a certain material, there wasn't enough. I had to pick a whole 'nother material, and it changed the whole look! But it "worked," so I went with the change. Just gotta do what you can sometimes. Hope you find the right binding material!

Cathy said...

So cool that your thread lasted to the end! Very pretty quilt, and hope you got the right fabric for the binding!

kasthurirajam said...

so cute

Rita said...

I love the pinks and the fabric that is vintage looking. The loops in the quilting do add a nice fun touch to your quilt. I found the site you suggested and I hope to make my first quilt from this pattern. Thanks!