Monday, August 29, 2016

It's Getting There

Progress, little by little.  I quilt four to five kites an evening.  They're not perfect, but when I step back and look at them, I say: hey, that's not bad!

It's been interesting.  Some thread that I thought would show up, doesn't. (I really thought orange creamsicle on light gold would show more.)  Colors that I thought would be overbearing, aren't (salmon pink on white).  I am so grateful I didn't try to quilting Key West Memories because I have fought with ever single screenprint kite.  They all have skipped stitches and shredded thread.  I had to rip the blue one out twice.  The last time I ran into problems like this, a smaller needle did the trick.  This time, as I quilted the very last Key West print, I discovered a larger needle prevented the skipping.  What a pain!

The back is appealing.  The light-threaded quilting pops on the blue background.  All you see is the kite-shaped quilting without the stained glass look. 

The one thing I'm not sure about is the quilting over the label.  I should have thought of that when I positioned it.  I figure if I find it too hard to read, I can always applique another label on top of it.

I debated about quilting all the black with a dark grey thread, so it would be visible, but opted to stick with black on black.  It's just straight-line quilting with a walking foot - nothing exciting.

Just a little bit of quilting left, then the binding.  Two days left in August.  Think I'll finish it by the end of the month? 


  1. Wow! All those intricate designs in each kite... This is going to be spectacular!

  2. A super awesome way to try new designs, great practice.

  3. What a great way to learn some new stitches. There can be happy accidents and learning moments when you discover you will never use that thread again. Not that I see any of that in your quilt! Well done!

  4. Looks great! All that doodling paid off. Your label is easy to read, and I don't mind the stitching over top, but I guess the look is one of personal preference!


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