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J-Quilts blog

Wholecloth in progress...

Here is just a snippet of the centre of my wholecloth which I have been working on yesterday.  Just 6 hours of quilting, which is alot less time than I expected it to take, I should probably be working a little slower at it for better results, and I am thinking this could be a prototype and hope for a better result further down the line as I know that a few areas could be so much better and I had a few blips with my carriage not running smoothly which needed adjustments - however, for my first attempt at quilting a wholecloth I am pretty pleased so far.   It has not been without hiccups though as most of my markings were so faint I was  guessing some of the time where the feathers were.  So lesson learned, next time I will mark with a longer lasting pen.  I used the blue washout fine line pen, and thought that they lasted a long time.  I certainly won't be winning any awards with it, but then again, that is not the reason why I quilt.
 
It will be off the frame ready for customer quilts to be loaded and quilted next week,  and maybe back on in the next few weeks when I get some more weekend freetime.  Maybe another 6 hours and it will be ready for binding.  This is when I wish my machine was at home with me rather than at my studio so that I could quilt until midnight!!!
 
 

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Borderline Quilter on 25 March 2012 18:19
This looks great, you are being way too hard on yourself....did you bring it home? If not I'll bet when you see it tomorrow you'll think it's fantastic!
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Janette on 25 March 2012 19:04
Thanks Kay -No I haven't bought it home yet, but have been looking at the photos I took, you can tell alot going on with a photograph ! The shine of the cotton silk fabric looks good too.


Nicola on 26 March 2012 19:17
WOW!!! Looks fab!
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