Thursday, July 16, 2009

Well would you look at that...



The second of the quilts has quilted up perfectly! I'm absolutely amazed at the difference. Granted the quilt is slightly smaller at 50" square, but it was the same wadding. I used the Sharon Schamber method of basting as I had with the other, except I thread basted instead of pins. When I was sewing I sewed right over the threads and didn't remove any except for when it got a little tangled up under the presser foot due to user error :o) I quilted from the centre out working towards the edge in 4 quadrants. And I never let the quilt get away from me and I made sure I repositioned my hands often. There is not one itty bitty crease or pucker to be seen! I'm so thrilled.



Until next time...

23 comments:

Terry said...

Well done!

I've only done straight line machine quilting so far and have used the spray adhesive and that has worked for me. We'll see how it does when I try free motion quilting.

Enjoy your day! :0)

Jackie said...

Great job! Don't you just feel so satisfied right now? Sit back and enjoy the finish.

paula, the quilter said...

Hint: when thread basting, if you use water soluble thread you can leave it in and it will dissolve in that first washing. You won't have to remove the basting.

Needled Mom said...

Yeah....and it looks great too.

Loralynn said...

Fantastic job! You should be very proud of yourself!

Anna said...

Seams like you found your personal quilting method - congratulations! Happy quilting!

connie said...

Way to go. Congratulations!!! I love it when that happens.

YankeeQuilter said...

Happy Dance!!! It looks great!

sewkalico said...

Well done you!!!!

loulee said...

See we knew you could do it. Bask in the glory of another skill mastered.

Joy said...

Oh that's turned out great Jane ... well done!!! Love the cute little princess on the block ... adorable ;o).
Hugs,
Joy :o)

Amanda said...

Oh, doesn't it feel good when you learn something new and it works! I like Paula's suggestion of water soluble basting thread and shall look out for that. I've had more success when I've thread basted too, but last time I was lazy and used pins (an not enough of them I fear).

Treasuresofjoy said...

I just tried Sharons method of basting. I did get puckers, but it is a bigger quilt. I want to see if I can find that thread.
LOVE the princess quilt!

Kim said...

What a relief, huh?! Turned out nicely. The soluble thread is a great idea, too...that Paula, she's a smart girl! Cute quilt you have here, Jane. :o)

bellsjo said...

I am impressed - I have not had any success with FMQ yet!

Suzie Sews said...

oh the quilting is the perfect finish

AJ said...

Cute quilt, I'm glad everything worked out so well for you this time.

Shasta said...

I knew you could do it! It looks great.

Pamela said...

I love it!!! So sweet!

Marilyn R said...

Your quilt looks great - Congrats!

Lynda said...

This quilt looks fabulous (and I have been lucky enough to see it 'in the flesh'!) I always tack, and find it the best way of keeping quilts flat.

Katherine said...

Hooray! You did a beautiful job, Jane. I'm so glad you've found a method that works for you.

Taiya said...

Fantastic! Love that fabric in the middle, also!