Thursday, July 3, 2008

Moving right along

Last week, I tested out some of the different threads that I have accumulated to see how they do with Squiggy. This is the Superior Lava brown and teal thread that I got at the Columbus show. It looks very cool!


Last Saturday, my Granma, Aunt Carol and cousin Meghan came over to see the frame and Carol brought a delicious pork roast and all the fixings for dinner. Carol snapped some pictures while we were looking at the frame.


And we had to twist Meghan's arm to get her to try the frame out. She didn't want to break it. :)


I finally got some time to sew on Tuesday and Wednesday. I got the blocks finished for the Wagon Wheels quilt.


And I got the sashing cut and pieced together. In this picture, the cross pieces are not laid out.


And I was able to get the first 2 rows of blocks assembled before it got too late. It looks very sharp!


And I should be able to get the rest of the quilt done tonight. I am very excited!


Freeblady said...

Wagon Wheels is coming along beautifully! You picked great colors.

Cindy (aka Peony the House Elf) said...

I just love the quilt. I was looking through my patterns the other day and came across this pattern that I had totally forgotton that I even owned. I guess this is another one to put on my list of must do's.

Suzan said...

Very pretty quilt. I am learning to love scrap quilts!

BitnByAQuiltingBug said...

Great quilt! I love the pattern and your fabrics are wonderful. Looks like Jen and Moneik have some serious competition!

Beth said...

Wow! This rocks!

Jen said...

I just LOVE that Wagon Wheels quilt. It's amazing!!

Kristie said...

I love how your quilt is coming along! Seeing your makes me want to dig out my pattern! I am still going to send my quilt top to you, I just can't think to pick up the backing while I am out. I guess, I will have to make a special trip to buy it.

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kt said...

the quilt looks fabulous. can't wait to see how you're going to quilt it! I love your color choices, too.

Michelle said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE that quilt, Jill! I also just wanted to tell you before you use your frame, when you start out, always look at the back of your quilt and make sure that the stitching looks as good on the bottom as the top. I have a hand mirror that I keep beside me, and I look into the mirror while holding it underneath the quilt. It saves on the neck. Sometimes you will have a glitch and your thread will be real loose and bunchy. It's always better to take the time to look and catch ir right away, than to see the problems after you have taken a whole pass across the quilt. I am really paranoid about that, and each time I change a bobbin, I take a cosmetic brush and swish around in the bobbin area to remove fuzz. Also, see the roller that runs across the bed of your machine? Make sure you don't have too much space between the two. A good rule of thumb is to place your fingertips under the roller, and you should just be able to get the tips of your fingers under there, and no more. Your machine should move freely, but when you feel it start to drag, raise the roller just a little bit. There is a lot to learn and remember, but once you get the hang of it, you will be flying!

Have fun, and I can't wait to hear about your first quilt on the quilter!

Connie said...

Jill, that Wagon Wheels quilt is drop-dead gorgeous!!! The colors are just stunning--you are going to have a ribbon winner on your hands with that one!