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Wednesday, 24 October 2012
Work in Progress
I'm quilting my way through my first *big* quilt on my long arm. This one is queen/king size (95x95"). Took me a while to get up the nerve to load it, but I'm almost 1/2 done now and so far so good. It's still loaded, so there isn't a good picture, but here's a peek at it.
The dark squares are being quilted in black, and I'll do a second pass to quilt the cream squares in a matching colour. If you look closely at this picture, I've marked the quilting design in a couple of the blocks. The large squares are all 5.5", so I'm doing a fairly simple design in them - I don't want to over-quilt this one.
Here you can see a little piece of the backing and the design on one of the blocks. I think that one is one of my better motifs. They definitely aren't perfect, but I think with the matching thread and a trip through the washer it's going to look nice.