Thursday, September 19, 2013

Quilting finished on the Medallion

I finished all the quilting on my Medallion quilt made along with Lori and Randy's SAL. This is the most quilting I've done on one quilt. Using a wool batting to create a trapunto effect with a heavy feather and pebble fill around the applique border with a double outline stitch...

1/2" Crosshatch behind the center basket... the one thing I am not happy with is my choice of fabric for the basket. It would be better with a darker print.
"Melon" (I've named them) stitches in the pinwheels...
as well as in the quarter square triangle blocks in the second border and feathers in the triangles around them...
 and last, a sawtooth stitch with more melons in both of the one inch inner borders.
The entire quilt was quilted on my Juki TL2010Q (not one stitch was done on the longarm). I still enjoy doing FMQing on a domestic. I like the 'organic' look of designs that are not exactly the same and without a stitch regulator, the stitching is not perfect either :0) altho, a stitch regulator would be nice! My Gammill is great for large designs and pantos but for me its too heavy to do small hand guided designs. I am looking to buy a lighter weight longarm and have been test driving the Innova. I have someone interested in buying my Gammill so will see how that goes. 

Last night was our last meeting for our Chico guild's quilt show coming up soon! My job is vendors and have 17 signed up for the show. Set up will happen a week from tomorrow with the show on Sept 28th and 29th. It's Annie's Star Quilt Guild's Harvest of Quilts.

My Medallion will be in the show along with two more of my quilts plus a challenge quilt. I will take lots of pictures and post them as I did for the last show in 2011 (our shows are every other year). There will also be pics of customer quilts that I have not posted because they will be in the show too. Very exciting! This is the first show that I am this involved in. It's allot of work and allot of fun... and it will be nice when it's over and my days won't be quite so crazy!!!

Enjoy the day, stitching away :0)


  1. Your quilt turned out absolutely stunning!
    I love all the fabulous piecework and your intricate and complex quilting is awesome!

  2. It's gorgeous! I can't wait to see it in person.
    I'm also going to find out what the "P" stays for. Penny? Polly? Peanut? Pumpkin?


Comment Moderation is back on thanks to recent spammers!
If blogger has you set as a no-reply blogger, I am not able to reply or answer questions by email, only here in the comment section of my blog. Thank you for reading my blog!