Monday, June 6, 2011

Design wall Monday


Around being sick as a dog last week (especially over the weekend, once I started feeling better), I pulled together fabrics for a new quilt. If all goes according to plan (tempting fate here, aren't I?), this will eventually turn into a queen-sized quilt for our bed this winter. Each block finishes at 10", and I have 40 done so far. 60 to go! (I figure this will be closer to a king-size quilt--my way of making up for the madman's cover-hoggy ways.) I'm also brain-storming ways to quilt this myself without having to wrangle all 100 blocks in one big mass. Anyone have experience with or advice on quilting such a beast on a domestic machine?

7 comments:

Vesuviusmama said...

That'll be lovely, but at that size (and as a newbie on the machine quilting front), I can't imagine trying to wrangle it through my machine!

Karen said...

I have made a king size quilt top for myself but have yet to quilt it due to the bulk, so I'm interested to see the comments too! :o)

Needled Mom said...

I did a log cabin years ago where it was quilted in stips. Then I machine sewed the top strips together and hand sewed the backing fabrics down the seams. It was so easy and certainly saved the struggling process.

Stray Stitches said...

You are going to have a beautiful quilt. Can't help you on the quilting though.

Holly said...

Love those colours together!

I have never quilted anything so large...sounds like a quilt for straight line quilting to me!

Hope that you are back to full health very soon!

Megan said...

So sorry you've been sick! It's never fun, especially when it's starting to get nice outside. When it comes to quilting large quilts, I've heard good things about the fluff and stuff method, but I can't seem to find much information online about it, beyond buying the instructional DVD. I've heard folks recommend taking frequent breaks to reduce neck and shoulder tension. I'll be right there with you - I have a queen-sized beast that I'd like to quilt sometime this summer or fall, too.

Fleur de Lis Quilts said...

This will make a beautiful quilt. Before getting my long arm, I quilted several queens on my domestic. Divide the quilt into fourths and work on one quadrant at a time....starting in the centermost part and working out toward the corner. I mostly did freemotion stippling because for me that was easiest and didn't require really pretty straight stitching. I even quilted words on a quilt for my parents. It just takes time and lots of breaks when your shoulders ache. Good luck and glad you're feeling better.