Work in Progress Wednesday: Quilting the Quilt

carla Charity, Quilting 5 Comments

This week I’ve really tried to focus on my Nurture Circle do. Good Stitches quilt. I got the backing done and the quilt based on Friday, and I started quilting it on Sunday. I got about halfway and stopped. I finished the quilting last night. It is straight lines every 1.5 inches, quilted with a King Tut 40wt light and dark blue variegated thread. I think it blends well with the background and doesn’t stand out too much on the geese.

do. Good Stitches quilted

do. Good Stitches quilted

The quilting shows up nicely on the back.

do. Good Stitches quilted

The quilt inspector approved.

The quilt inspector approves

I’m hoping to get it trimmed and the binding put on tonight so I can work on stitching the binding down while I’d already be watching TV. I also need to figure out a label. I have some Pigma Pens so I should be able to whip something up. I’ll be using a scrappy gray binding that everyone sent me strips for.

Scrappy gray binding for do. Good Stitches

I also did some cutting for a couple of other projects. This set is for my next flying geese project.

Finally getting a chance to work with the warm section of my kaffe shot cotton swap goodies!

This set is for a 48″ Star Surround block that I’ll make as part of 100 quilts for kids. The star surround is a quilt along hosted by Melissa.

Star surround 48" single block all cut out
I’m really excited to be making steady progress through my to do lists. I have at least 8 quilts for kids designed and I want to get to them NOW – so getting through my list means I’ll have more time to work on those before other obligations come up again.

Here’s my current list.

  1. Piece Nurture Circle quilt back, baste it, and get it quilted on my domestic machine 8/15 (it’s possible it will happen this weekend, but I don’t want to make any promises.)
  2. Cut for flying geese quilt
  3. Cut for star surround quilt
  4. Bind and label Nurture Circle quilt
  5. Make HSTs for Star Surround
  6. Make no waste flying geese for flying geese quilt
  7. Piece Flying Geese top, back, and get it off to the long armer 8/31
  8. Work on 100 quilts for Kids! 9/30
  9. Baby quilt for boss 10/31

Oh and I also get three quilts back from the longarmer today! I can’t wait to see them and share them with you guys! (Including Cascade!)

Linking up to Lee at Freshly Pieced!

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carlaWork in Progress Wednesday: Quilting the Quilt
  • debra@HOMESPUN

    What a beautiful quilt! :)

    • modern bias

      Thank you!

  • gretters_h

    I really like this flying geese quilt. I hate making flying geese but they really do have such a nice impact. Do you know what color the solid bluish green you used is? I love it.

    • modern bias

      The background is Essex Linen in Dusty Blue. My bee-mates used the no-waste flying geese method to speed up the geese making. 5 squares gives you 4 finished geese. Take a look at my previous posts for the link to the tutorial.

  • Jane DeLorenzo

    Wow! That backing fabric is something else! I have to try your flying geese method. Yours look really good.