Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Machine Quilting

For the past year I have been searching the web and quilt stores to see various quilting techniques. I love how quilting brings out the beauty of a quilt and I love the texture of a finished quilt. Stippling is the main technique I use the most but it doesn’t always work with each quilt style. I have and use a walking foot but this too does not work with every style.

Last week I began my normal stipple technique on this charm square quilt. I wasn’t happy with it so I spent several days ripping out two rows of stipple; it was a very time consuming job.

Once the stitching was removed I began searching the web to get ideas for something different and unique; but I wasn’t able to find what I was looking for.So, I decided to combine two techniques. I used my walking foot to sew vertical and horizontal lines.
Next I used a simple technique called Loops and Swirls for each colored charm square.
The end result was one of the nicest quilting jobs I have ever done.
I love the feel and the look of this quilt and I am excited about trying something new again on my next quilt.


Helen Cates said...


Your quilt is CHARMING! How long does it take you (on average) to make a quilt?

Anonymous said...

I agree with you.. the quilting job turned out beaufiful.. the lines between make the squares stand out.. so perfect.

Rebekah C said...

this is so pretty! I love how you did the criss cross stripes in the sashing...such a great idea!

Eva said...

Patty, your quilt came out beautiful. You did a great job.

anne said...

I found your blog when looking for charm square quilts, love this quilt. Can you tell me how wide your sashing is as I have a charm pack sitting on the table waiting to be used and I would love to make a quilt just like yours. Thank you for your help. Happy Stitching

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