Pages

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

A grove of owl

I wrote about this quilt here and one day I decided it was time to get it quilted.  I had selected the pantograph "Grove" for this one.  No particular reason except I do believe owls sit in trees!  I also really like this panto.
After using the pantograph on another quilt I knew it had to be closer together so I made the rows 8" and from the start of one row to the start of another measured down 6 1/2".  If you aren't a long arm quilter, I know this makes no sense to you at all.
One day I'll take photos so you will understand.
This was the pantograph and I know you have seen it before.  It is closer together this time.  I'm learning!


I don't have a lot of blue thread.  This is my recent purchase and it is lovely to work with.  NO lint!  Bonus for a long arm quilter.  It is from Cotton Mill Threadworks and this is OMNI ~~6000 yards of it.  Well, okay there was that much when I started the quilt. The colour number is 3107 and it is called New England blue.
I used a So Fine in the bobbin almost the same colour.

I quilted the rows closer together and it ended up with a few of them.  5 or 6.  Sorry I don't honestly remember.
 The tension was perfect!  A long arm quilters delight!




Of course, something has to happen.  See where the machine sits.  That is where I ran out of bobbin thread!  Fortunately, I had a bobbin pre-wound, so out with the empty ~~ in with the full!

 This is the front of the quilt after trimming.  The binding is sewn on now and I plan on taking it to stitch and chat to finish it off.

The backing isn't quite centered but close enough.  I would rather have the first section near the top than the bottom section cut off.  Maybe next time it will be perfect.  I know what I did wrong and it can be corrected!
Not bad for the first one.  Many more to come!












Search This Blog

Humboldt Broncos

Humboldt Broncos
This blog is dedicated to the young people that lost their lives from the Humboldt Hockey Team. It is also dedicated to the first responders, the doctors and nurses and to the families and the people of Saskatchewan

by Maya Angelou

"Sometimes a small thing you do can mean everything in another person's life. When you learn, teach. When you get, give."

Print Friendly

Print Friendly and PDF