Quilting advice needed please

Quilting advice needed please

Post by Judie in Penfield N » Thu, 04 Dec 2008 01:38:31



I've been working on a quilt for my sister for awhile. Now my sis is
having some "issues" and needs to have this finished and wrapped around
her as soon as I can get it quilted and bound. I'm breaking lots of
rules with this one since I'm almost finished quilting the outer borders
  so I'm sort of working my way to the center. I wanted to do some
really special quilting on this but there is just no time left.

I've quilted most of the straight lines, the sashing is quilted with
just stitch in the ditch to keep everything together and stabilized. I'm
not too worried about the blocks but would welcome any advice for those.
I have some terrific variegated thread I plan to use for some special
quilting in the sashing. I'm hoping for something I can do quickly and
easily that will show her how special she is to me.

Sandy, if you're there, you may remember when I first found the group I
was staying with my sister in Henderson. I was just starting to quilt
and was making a quilt as a wedding gift for my daughter, 8 pt stars.

Please take a look at the top and tell me what you think would look good
in the sashing. Thanks

oh, and here's the link

http://cid-4921d539f5cd0b61.spaces.live.com/photos/cns!4921D539F5CD0B...

Judie

 
 
 

Quilting advice needed please

Post by mary » Thu, 04 Dec 2008 02:01:38


That's a beautiful quilt.  I know however you quilt it, the quilting will be
perfect.

--
Mary
http://community.webshots.com/user/mardor1948?vhost=community


Quote:
> I've been working on a quilt for my sister for awhile. Now my sis is
> having some "issues" and needs to have this finished and wrapped around
> her as soon as I can get it quilted and bound. I'm breaking lots of rules
> with this one since I'm almost finished quilting the outer borders so I'm
> sort of working my way to the center. I wanted to do some really special
> quilting on this but there is just no time left.

> I've quilted most of the straight lines, the sashing is quilted with just
> stitch in the ditch to keep everything together and stabilized. I'm not
> too worried about the blocks but would welcome any advice for those. I
> have some terrific variegated thread I plan to use for some special
> quilting in the sashing. I'm hoping for something I can do quickly and
> easily that will show her how special she is to me.

> Sandy, if you're there, you may remember when I first found the group I
> was staying with my sister in Henderson. I was just starting to quilt and
> was making a quilt as a wedding gift for my daughter, 8 pt stars.

> Please take a look at the top and tell me what you think would look good
> in the sashing. Thanks

> oh, and here's the link

> http://cid-4921d539f5cd0b61.spaces.live.com/photos/cns!4921D539F5CD0B...

> Judie


 
 
 

Quilting advice needed please

Post by Judie in Penfield N » Thu, 04 Dec 2008 02:14:11


Quote:

> That's a beautiful quilt.  I know however you quilt it, the quilting
> will be perfect.

Thank you. I know by now there is no such thing as perfect and I know
she will like it no matter what. I just want something really special
and fairly easy for the sashing.

Judie

 
 
 

Quilting advice needed please

Post by Sand » Thu, 04 Dec 2008 03:53:41




Quote:
> I've been working on a quilt for my sister for awhile. Now my sis is
> having some "issues" and needs to have this finished and wrapped around
> her as soon as I can get it quilted and bound. I'm breaking lots of
> rules with this one since I'm almost finished quilting the outer borders
>   so I'm sort of working my way to the center. I wanted to do some
> really special quilting on this but there is just no time left.

> I've quilted most of the straight lines, the sashing is quilted with
> just stitch in the ditch to keep everything together and stabilized. I'm
> not too worried about the blocks but would welcome any advice for those.
> I have some terrific variegated thread I plan to use for some special
> quilting in the sashing. I'm hoping for something I can do quickly and
> easily that will show her how special she is to me.

> Sandy, if you're there, you may remember when I first found the group I
> was staying with my sister in Henderson. I was just starting to quilt
> and was making a quilt as a wedding gift for my daughter, 8 pt stars.

> Please take a look at the top and tell me what you think would look good
> in the sashing. Thanks

> oh, and here's the link

> http://cid-4921d539f5cd0b61.spaces.live.com/photos/cns!4921D539F5CD0B...

> Judie

Hi Judie! Yes, I do remember that! :) Now about this quilt ... since
it's for your sister (is this the same sister who lives in Henderson?),
and since she's going through some tough times right now, what about
quilting some meandering hearts through the sashing? You wouldn't have
to mark anything, and they'd convey a lot of feeling.

I did something similar (not in sashing) in this quilt:
<http://www.sandymike.net/html/photoquilts.html#Pawprints>; if you
scroll down to the detail shot, you may be able to see what I mean. I
stuck little paws inside the hearts, but you could leave yours plain or
do double hearts (one inside the other) or whatever you like.

--
Sandy in Henderson, near Las Vegas
sw.foster1 (at) gmail (dot) com (remove/change the obvious)
http://www.sandymike.net

 
 
 

Quilting advice needed please

Post by Judie in Penfield N » Thu, 04 Dec 2008 04:41:53


Quote:

> Hi Judie! Yes, I do remember that! :) Now about this quilt ... since
> it's for your sister (is this the same sister who lives in Henderson?),
> and since she's going through some tough times right now, what about
> quilting some meandering hearts through the sashing? You wouldn't have
> to mark anything, and they'd convey a lot of feeling.

> I did something similar (not in sashing) in this quilt:
> <http://www.sandymike.net/html/photoquilts.html#Pawprints>; if you
> scroll down to the detail shot, you may be able to see what I mean. I
> stuck little paws inside the hearts, but you could leave yours plain or
> do double hearts (one inside the other) or whatever you like.

Sis is in Henderson right now visiting and has been looking around for a
house. She and her husband moved to North Carolina but have been wanting
to go back home, too far from kids, grandkids and just plain homesick I
think.

She has doctor visit today and will be flying back to Raleigh tomorrow.
She will probably have surgery sometime next week.

I do really like your idea and do like the double hearts. I've sort of
been doing that in the border but just a few random hearts and stars.
(mostly what I know how to do)

I do like your Tuppence quilt but then all of your work is beautiful. I
sure wish I could do feathers right now but haven't got time for tracing
and afraid to just do free motion feathers with out a lot of practice.

Thanks, Sandy.

 
 
 

Quilting advice needed please

Post by Patt » Thu, 04 Dec 2008 07:50:59


How about doing Flying Geese throughout the sashing Judie.  It is
extremely quick to do and can be done in a continuous line - going up
one side in one direction and back on the other side completing the
triangles. I have done it several times and I love the result.  You have
Flying Geese and a lot of half-square triangles in the blocks.
It's a very pretty quilt.  Sorry about your sister.
.


Quote:
>I've been working on a quilt for my sister for awhile. Now my sis is
>having some "issues" and needs to have this finished and wrapped around
>her as soon as I can get it quilted and bound. I'm breaking lots of
>rules with this one since I'm almost finished quilting the outer
>borders  so I'm sort of working my way to the center. I wanted to do
>some really special quilting on this but there is just no time left.

>I've quilted most of the straight lines, the sashing is quilted with
>just stitch in the ditch to keep everything together and stabilized.
>I'm not too worried about the blocks but would welcome any advice for
>those. I have some terrific variegated thread I plan to use for some
>special quilting in the sashing. I'm hoping for something I can do
>quickly and easily that will show her how special she is to me.

>Sandy, if you're there, you may remember when I first found the group I
>was staying with my sister in Henderson. I was just starting to quilt
>and was making a quilt as a wedding gift for my daughter, 8 pt stars.

>Please take a look at the top and tell me what you think would look
>good in the sashing. Thanks

>oh, and here's the link

>http://cid-4921d539f5cd0b61.spaces.live.com/photos/cns!4921D539F5CD0B...

>Judie

--
Best Regards
pat on the hill
 
 
 

Quilting advice needed please

Post by Tari » Thu, 04 Dec 2008 08:40:49


That will be a wonderful gift to her Judie.  I really like the
idea of hearts too.  Sending well wishes for your sis.
Taria


Quote:

> Sis is in Henderson right now visiting and has been looking around for a
> house. She and her husband moved to North Carolina but have been wanting
> to go back home, too far from kids, grandkids and just plain homesick I
> think.

> She has doctor visit today and will be flying back to Raleigh tomorrow.
> She will probably have surgery sometime next week.

> I do really like your idea and do like the double hearts. I've sort of
> been doing that in the border but just a few random hearts and stars.
> (mostly what I know how to do)

> I do like your Tuppence quilt but then all of your work is beautiful. I
> sure wish I could do feathers right now but haven't got time for tracing
> and afraid to just do free motion feathers with out a lot of practice.

> Thanks, Sandy.

 
 
 

Quilting advice needed please

Post by Judie in Penfield N » Thu, 04 Dec 2008 10:28:31


Quote:

> That will be a wonderful gift to her Judie.  I really like the
> idea of hearts too.  Sending well wishes for your sis.
> Taria

Thanks so very much for the wishes. She'll be needing all the good
thoughts, wishes, and hopes she can get. She's going to need some pretty
invasive surgery. And then probably some other not very fun things.

She and her husband have had their house up for sale for months now and
they really need to get it sold and get back to what is "home" for them.
I wish they could afford to just walk away and move right now.

I'm really hoping I can keep on quilting and get this in the mail to her
by the end of this weekend. I'm pretty much decided on the hearts and
even did a little practice in the border where it's really hard to see.

Judie

 
 
 

Quilting advice needed please

Post by Judie in Penfield N » Thu, 04 Dec 2008 10:42:00


Quote:

> That will be a wonderful gift to her Judie.  I really like the
> idea of hearts too.  Sending well wishes for your sis.
> Taria

I posted a picture of the border quilting with the practice hearts and
think this is what I will do in the sashing. Bigger hearts maybe and
more little loops since I really like the look of Sandy's. Although for
some reason my hearts always want to start at the bottom.

Judie

 
 
 

Quilting advice needed please

Post by Judie in Penfield N » Thu, 04 Dec 2008 10:47:51


Quote:

> That will be a wonderful gift to her Judie.  I really like the
> idea of hearts too.  Sending well wishes for your sis.
> Taria

and the link is here

http://cid-4921d539f5cd0b61.skydrive.live.com/self.aspx/QuiltForMySis...

at least I hope it is

 
 
 

Quilting advice needed please

Post by jeanne-nzlstar » Thu, 04 Dec 2008 11:02:14


awwwww, Judie, that is adorable, not what i thot when i read it.
you did a great job and so quickly too. well done you!!
your sister will love this quilt and it will give her much comfort in the
journey ahead.
dont you forget to take after yourself too, eh.
sending strength to all of you.
hugz,
j.

"Judie in Penfield NY" wrote...
and the link is here
http://cid-4921d539f5cd0b61.skydrive.live.com/self.aspx/QuiltForMySis...
at least I hope it is

Quote:

> That will be a wonderful gift to her Judie.  I really like the
> idea of hearts too.  Sending well wishes for your sis.
> Taria

 
 
 

Quilting advice needed please

Post by Sand » Fri, 05 Dec 2008 02:42:02




Quote:

> Sis is in Henderson right now visiting and has been looking around for a
> house. She and her husband moved to North Carolina but have been wanting
> to go back home, too far from kids, grandkids and just plain homesick I
> think.

:(

Quote:

> She has doctor visit today and will be flying back to Raleigh tomorrow.
> She will probably have surgery sometime next week.

I hope it all goes very well and that her recovery will be quick and
painless.

Quote:

> I do really like your idea and do like the double hearts. I've sort of
> been doing that in the border but just a few random hearts and stars.
> (mostly what I know how to do)

> I do like your Tuppence quilt but then all of your work is beautiful. I
> sure wish I could do feathers right now but haven't got time for tracing
> and afraid to just do free motion feathers with out a lot of practice.

Judie, free motion feathers are actually easier to do than the ones you
mark! You don't have to worry that you aren't hitting the line you drew,
for one thing, and they go very quickly. That's actually the first kind
I learned to do.

Quote:
> Thanks, Sandy.

You're very welcome, Judie. Good luck! :)

--
Sandy in Henderson, near Las Vegas
sw.foster1 (at) gmail (dot) com (remove/change the obvious)
http://www.sandymike.net

 
 
 

Quilting advice needed please

Post by Sand » Fri, 05 Dec 2008 02:43:45




Quote:

> > That will be a wonderful gift to her Judie.  I really like the
> > idea of hearts too.  Sending well wishes for your sis.
> > Taria

> and the link is here

> http://cid-4921d539f5cd0b61.skydrive.live.com/self.aspx/QuiltForMySis...
> C_0408.JPG

> at least I hope it is

Wow! You work *fast*, Judie! And it looks wonderful! :D

--
Sandy in Henderson, near Las Vegas
sw.foster1 (at) gmail (dot) com (remove/change the obvious)
http://www.sandymike.net

 
 
 

Quilting advice needed please

Post by Mika » Fri, 05 Dec 2008 07:23:54


Hugs and prayers coming to you to hem into that quilt for your Sis, Judie. I
hope things get better for her and her hubby. The quilt is beautiful and I
competely agree with Sandy about the meandering hearts. Good luck to all of
you.

Hugs,
Mika



Quote:
> I've been working on a quilt for my sister for awhile. Now my sis is
> having some "issues" and needs to have this finished and wrapped around
> her as soon as I can get it quilted and bound. I'm breaking lots of rules
> with this one since I'm almost finished quilting the outer borders so I'm
> sort of working my way to the center. I wanted to do some really special
> quilting on this but there is just no time left.

> I've quilted most of the straight lines, the sashing is quilted with just
> stitch in the ditch to keep everything together and stabilized. I'm not
> too worried about the blocks but would welcome any advice for those. I
> have some terrific variegated thread I plan to use for some special
> quilting in the sashing. I'm hoping for something I can do quickly and
> easily that will show her how special she is to me.

> Sandy, if you're there, you may remember when I first found the group I
> was staying with my sister in Henderson. I was just starting to quilt and
> was making a quilt as a wedding gift for my daughter, 8 pt stars.

> Please take a look at the top and tell me what you think would look good
> in the sashing. Thanks

> oh, and here's the link

> http://cid-4921d539f5cd0b61.spaces.live.com/photos/cns!4921D539F5CD0B...

> Judie