12.05.2013

Alabama quilt coming along

Loreena McKennitt's 'To Drive the Cold Winter Away' softly playing, raindrops pattering on the windows, a quilt unfolding before me - who could ask for anything more.
Sandwiched together last night and this morning began a simple quilting line of straight stitches in the ditch, then another off to the side of each stitched-in-the-ditch line.  Not owning a 'walking foot', inquired about such at my Bernina store earlier this week and with the cost of said walking foot to the tune of $199.00 there will be no purchase of a walking foot anytime in the near future.  Maybe ever.  
Because both my stitch lines are about 1/4" apart, thought it'd be quite brilliant to use my double needle, instead of sewing 2 independent lines of stitching....  ummm, this is not a good idea....
Why is it when one thinks of SUCH a brilliant idea, those are usually the ones that are so-not-brilliant.  There were only 2 lines done (thankfully!) before I realized what was going on underneath, so for the rest of the afternoon, it will be 2 independent lines stitched 1/4" apart and all will be well again. 
A Quilt for Alabama
Alabama Quilt in progress

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6 comments:

  1. Quilt making is something I have not yet done - I should think it is very enjoyable. One day:). As you say, a great rainy day activity.

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    1. This is my very first (ever!) quilt and you are right, am finding it quite enjoyable. Hoping to get this in the mail tomorrow to the children's home in Alabama. Thank you for stopping by Sarah Liz.

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  2. So pretty, and good call on the stitching. I cannot believe a walking foot costs that much!

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    1. I know anything-Bernina is expensive, but this surprised me too. I had to ask the saleslady to repeat the price, thinking I'd misunderstood. Thank you for stopping by Mary!

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  3. Lisa, your work is beautiful. I have to say that I love the blue and white. I have a very old blue and white quilt made by my great-grandmother that I love. It's quite worn, but loved nonetheless. One of these days I'm going to have to pick up quilting again.

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    1. Family heirloom quilts are always the best. Thank you Leigh for such a nice compliment.

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