Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Final Stages, Times Three

Somehow I ended up with three different projects going at about the same pace.  They are all about the same size, and I think I just started working on another when the first (or second) was at a stopping point.  However it happened,  I am pretty excited to see these three finished.  I have been trying different techniques with each of them, specifically with the quilting.

The one closest to the end is the Farmers Churn Dash Quilt. I used templates for the quilting and had to modify the template a bit to fit an oversized block that is within the quilt top. All I have left is to make the binding and attach it. I don't know what's holding me up other than distractions with these other two that are also in the final stages.

So, the second one that's super close is the zig zag quilt. This is a very modern style for me, and I wanted to use a more modern quilting pattern as well.  I am not used to using my walking foot for quilting; it feels so slow compared to using FMQ. I'm getting there, though.  I am still planning out the quilting on the border as I go, but I definitely want it to be something that incorporates the zig zags of the quilt.  I also need to figure out the binding still.  I have some ideas, but I need to look thru my stash to see if I can find what I'm looking for. Can't wait to see this one finished!

Finally, the third in my trio of projects that have been keeping me busy is an alphabet quilt. I have gained such a fascination with alphabet fabric I actually have a couple more alphabet panels to put together. I am hoping to do a trapunto method again, which means I need to go get more batting, so this one also might take a little time still.  That's okay. I know there's more projects I can pull out and start working on in the meantime.

Hope everyone is as productive as I have been.  I am linking up with Freshly Pieced for WIP Wednesday. Now it's back to work.

1 comment:

  1. Your zig zag quilt is beautiful - I haven't really done much FMQ yet.and tend to do straight line quilting using my walking foot as a guide.