Thursday, March 25, 2010

straight line quilting

For all you "straight line" quilters out there....I bow to you! Boy is it ever hard! You'd think it'd be easy...but it's NOT! At least not for me! The quilting on this one is taking me forever! For one, my quilt is 80" x 80" sandwiched. So it's heavy...and huge. My walking foot isn't really working on it's own because of the weight of the quilt. So I'm pretty much all over the place! It's driving me nuts! This one is going to my best friend, so I'm chalking all my wiggles and non-straight lines to "character" of the quilt! I'm hoping lots of it will be disguised after washing.


  1. Character is what makes the quilt special! Trust me A LOT of my quilts have character.

    Can't wait to see it.

  2. What beautiful colors! I can't wait to see this one done!

    Have you Googled for any hints or tips at machine quilting such a large quilt?

    Character, what makes a heartmade gift so special! What an awesome friend (but then, we already knew this!) you are to make this for her!

    Hang in there. Stay patient and breathe deeply.

  3. LOL, I have to laugh at your post as I posted recenly with the same complaints. I found that my walking foot actually hindered the process but I think it was more down to the weight of the quilts. I am determined to master it, even if it kills my poor arm muscles and my feed dogs!
    It looks great, good luck!

  4. Really? Straight line is the only one I can do! Free motion is my challenge!

  5. Greetings from another quilting/navy wife! Great Blog!


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