Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Quilting Progress

I've been making good progress getting the Pink Star Quilt quilted, despite only working on it every other day or so.

Finished quilting around the star!  My 4.5 year old monster son is for scale. ;-)

I finished all the feathers around the star, hurray!

Big quilt feathers!

I decided to continue the double circles around the corner ribbons, and then fill in around the ribbons with pebbles, so the ribbons stand out a little more. I used my FMQ foot to quilt these circles, and it was tricky!

I marked the circles first and then traced them using my FMQ foot.

Started quilting the pebbles around the ribbon, I will come back and fill in the rest when I'm done with the loop-di-loops.

And now all that is left is finishing the loops around the perimeter of the (very large) quilt:


I love the way the dense multi-sized loops look and feel, but whew they are time and thread consuming--but what hasn't been on this quilt?  Ha.

I think I've quilt about a 1/3 of these so far, hoping to finish by the end of the month!

23 comments:

  1. Oh, I really like the double circle around the ribbons, too. The quilting is looking so great, Renee! I like how the pink thread looks up close, and how it adds a touch of color in your distance photos, too.

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  2. Wow! On your home machine as well. I feel like a wimp! It's beautiful~bet you're using a TON of thread! AND...your scale model is a-dork-able! :)

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  3. fab! it really is huge but beautiful! when I grow up I want to quilt like you :)

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  4. Wow, your quilting looks amazing! How many bobbins have you gone through already? ;)

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  5. Your quilting detail never ceases to amaze me! I have something to aspire to as I start my FMQ adventure.

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  6. Wow, those feathers really came out great! And the loop de loops are awesome! Def worth the time and effort, I think. but then, I'm not the one sewing them! and can I tell you how inspiring it is to see that you do all of this wonderfulness on a regular sewing machine??!! XX! Lori

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  7. Holy moly! Every time I think the projects I take on are too big, you come along and show me how much bigger they could be! Awesome work, as always. Love all the pink and the ribbons are perfect.

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  8. Ha ha that's a good photo to keep for your son's 21st birthday. love the quilting on this and think I may have to make another large star quilt so I can steel your quilting ideas ;-)

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  9. That really is huge, isn't it? Or maybe your son is just really, really tiny? I can only imagine how much thread you've gone through, but it looks great!

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  10. As always, I am in awe of your quilting.

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  11. Amazing. I love how you've encased the piecing in circles xxx

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  12. Gee, I learn so much every time you post your progress on something. The quilting within the star and around it is fascinating.

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  13. Wowser! Your quilt is a stunner. Fabulous quilting and I love the pink thread. I'd be afraid to quilt with a color that showed up too much because it would highlight my beginner quilting. You are a brave woman to attempt those circles around the stars and they turned out great!

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  14. Lovely. Do you always start in the center and work your way out?

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  15. Oh my goodness! Nothing much to say as you've left me speechless, but WOW WOW WOW!!!

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  16. Hello Renee,

    What a fabulous quilt! It's enormous! The quilting is looking beautiful.

    It would be lovely if you linked up to Free Motion Mavericks, a linky I have started on my blog every weekend..
    http://lizzielenard-vintagesewing.blogspot.co.uk/2014/07/free-motion-mavericks-week-8-black.html

    Look forward to seeing you there!

    Love from England, Muv

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  17. Just stunning work Renee! The loop di loops are fantastic and i can't wait to see how they look around the star!
    I know i've said it before, but damn i wish i lived closer to you! The things i could learn!

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  18. Wow. That looks huge! It's fun to see your contrasting thread pattern -- being new to FMQ, I'm always trying to match my threads and hide my mistakes. (: Way to be bold. It looks great.

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  19. A monster for scale - just what we need!
    Lovely. I still mean to try those feathers. Like Carol, I might go for the hide-the-thread option at least until I get a little closer to your amazing skill level.

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  20. I've just been fmq some loopy swirls very similar to this - quite fun but yes, time and thread consuming too.

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