Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Machine quilting

I am trying very hard to finish up some of my tops that are ready for quilting and I have been hard at work on this one. As you can see, things were going very well until I noticed a bit of bulk under my hand. Good thing I stopped when I did as my machine nearly got wrecked big time (and I just got my machine back from the repair shop). See how close my stitches and the pin are? Whew ... now that was close! After a bit of unpicking, I continued on until the whole quilt got quilted. The binding is on .... love that striped fabric and there is only enough to do one (maybe two) quilts and then there will be no more. The backing is striped flannelette and I just love it.
My label is sewn on and I am way ahead of myself. This weekend, I am going to a party!

Have a great day!

13 comments:

Barb said...

cute label -
close call on the pin, I usually sewing the backing on the back again - after it's flipped up to the wrong place.
the stripe is nice on the back

Jackie said...

It's a good thing you noticed the bulk...whew! Great job on the quilt though!

Connie said...

Glad you caught it before your machine did, quilt is very cute. HAVE A GREAT DAY!

Yvette said...

That could have been a disaster! Good thing you checked.

Quilt looks great!

Karen said...

I wish I could say that's never happened to me, but I can't. Glad you caught it in time. Love the striped binding!! Are we going to see the front :)??

Sandra said...

Congrats on getting one of your projects finished. Doesn't it feel great? Thanks for showing your label. I've never seen one across the corner. Great idea!

Joyce said...

That was a lucky break (or should I say non-break?). I love that striped fabric too. Congrats on getting your label on. I have started quilting mine in because otherwise I never get it on.

Teresa said...

Hi Rose Marie,
Just thought I would let you know I posted a klosje quilt design on my blog and gave links back to your tutorial to learn how to do the curved klosje. I hope you get some new visitors! Thanks again for sharing your technique with all the blogging world.

Janet said...

That was a close call. I remember a lady showing me her quilt and she had sewn a safety pin inside it. I love a striped binding, the quilt looks fabulous.

Joan said...

Mmmm - thats happened to me once before - not nice! Looks like a lovely quilt - and the label is very original tpp :)

Guðrún said...

Oh yes that was close. Have a great time partying.

QuiltSue said...

pheww, that was close.

Allyson said...

Love that wrap-around striped binding. Very cute!