Saturday, June 28, 2008

Quiling

I finished the top for Live Free or Die today and started quilting it tonight. I know each time I use my longarm I do get better but if only I could quilt like others I see.


I know it will take time and I don't quilt with it every day. I work full time and do a lot of piecing. The mastering of the longarm will come with time.

I must say I am beginning to feel much better about my feathers. They still have a long way to go but I feel more comfortable with them now and don't fret as much as before.


My ruler work is improving but still has a ways to go. All in all I am improving and feel so much more comfortable with my machine each time I use it. I have had it for a few years now but at times it sits very idle. I usually wait until I have a few tops done before I quilt them, I guess I have to get to the point where I don't want anymore unquilted tops sitting around so I get to business and do the quilting. I don't like to accumulate unquilted tops. I now have four waiting but I should only count three because one needs applique before I can quilt it.
Well I best be getting in bed. Tomorrow is only a few minutes away. Good night to all. Dot

18 comments:

anne bebbington said...

Well I think your quilting is looking great - methinks you may be being a bit too hard on yourself!

mamaspark said...

I think you are doing a fantastic job quilting this! You should be proud of the job you are doing!!

Gina said...

Your quilting looks fabulous. You should feel very proud of yourself.

Love and hugs Gina xxx

Bren said...

Grrrr. My feeds did not update your blog for a little while. I had to catch up! I love your 4 ssq! Congrats to your daughter and new son in law!
The 4th of July Quilt is wonderful. Your longarm quilting looks perfect!

Pumpkin Patch Quilter said...

Oh I think you're much to hard on yourself. Your feathers look great - it all looks wonderful! Maybe what you see as imperfection is what makes it your own style? In any case, it looks great! :)

Myra said...

WOW! I am impressed! Your quilting looks wonderful! Really! It does! No one is harder on us, but ourselves! Give yourself a pat on the back!
Happy stitchings!

John said...

I think your quilting looks really great. If you ever need any "practice" tops, I would be glad to volunteer some of mine! It would be nice to have something 'professionally' quilted instead of struggling with it on my machine. : )

erica e said...

i love this quilt. i love how you used the stripes. great quilt for the 4th!

Patti said...

I keep telling myself the same thing. Seems like it's been forever though. I think my feathers are getting better and then I backslide. I just can't get my mind wrapped around what some people do with their longarms! I sure hope that someday comes someday!

Ivory Spring said...

Hello Dot,

Your quilt looks wonderful - I love the patriotic theme!!! Good job!

Thank you for your lovely comment on my quilt. I appreciate it.

Lynda said...

The feathers look great! I don't have a longarm, but quilt by machine (usually) and think my work gets better and better. I'm sure yours will get even better!

Tanya said...

The quilting sure looks excellent to me! I wish I could do feathers like that! I'm on a domestic machine but I can't get my stitch length even. Too short or too long.

Elaine Adair said...

Wow, it looks great to me. Isn't it rewarding to look at how far you've progressed and you can take pleasure in your growth?

Happy 4th.

Nancy said...

It is gorgeous. I am dazzled.

n, np

Janet said...

Your Live Free or Die quilt is beautiful!!! I need to do something patriotic for my son who is in the Green Berets (Army Special Forces)! He just got selected so he has 1 1/2 yrs of training before he gets deployed.

LadyDi said...

I like it! I like it! I think your quilting is looking good. Keep up the good work.
~Lady Di (on vacation)

Karen Dianne Lee said...

I think this quilt is so neat and while I respect your thoughts about your quilting - I happen to think it looks great and you're doing fabulous work!

loulee1 said...

Dot, your quilting looks amazing. Don't be so hard on yourself.