Monday, June 21, 2010

Gone Quilting

Again  ... quilting.


More straight line quilting, this time vertical lines stitched relatively closely together, also known as endurance quilting.


No line marking, just stitching using the outer edges of the walking foot as a rough guide for distance, together with adjusting needle position to create an organic look that I am still learning to love.


I am almost there, with a determination to finish the quilting today. Today. Stitch. Stitch. Stitch. 

28 comments:

  1. I seriously, do not know how you do it.

    Those straight lines nearly did my head in...and it was on a 22" doll quilt!

    Looking forward to the sinished product - have fun!!

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  2. I love this style of quilting ! can't wait to see it finished.

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  3. I love how the straight lines look, quilting them however is a different story:)

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  4. Hehe endurance quilting is right. I'm working on something that's all straight lines and it's doing my head in. Lucky it's for a good friend of mine or I'd have chucked it lol

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  5. Ahhhh, it looks lovely! Well worth it!

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  6. I love this look...and your stitches...what length are they...are they longer than normal...almost looks like hand stitching. I just love the look! Well worth the effort!
    Paulette

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  7. Go go go endurance quilter! You know it'll be worth it when it's finished. Dense quilting looks the best.

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  8. Yay... you go girl! Looking forward to the final photos!

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  9. I too would love to know the stitch length.. I know from looking at your beautiful quilting I need a longer stitch length than what I have been using. Your quilts are such aninspiration!

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  10. That sure if endurance quilting. I don't know how you do it. But it looks so good!

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  11. your machine quilting looks wonderful - I always love the simplistic look to it. If I ever go to machine quilting this is the look I would want to go for.
    Karen
    http://karensquilting.com/blog/

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  12. You do such beautiful work, I appreciate you for it. Thanks for sharing!

    Barb

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  13. your lines are so amazingly straight

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  14. Good luck today! You're doing a great job keeping the lines straight ... and no marking?? Woow.

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  15. Endurance quilting--the name DOES say it all. Fabulous job lady!

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  16. Love the fabric, as always. Yes, what stitch length do you use?

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  17. It looks great! Keep up the stitching... and don't forget to replenish your fluids haha!!

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  18. Loving what I see here...got my eyes peeled ready to see the finished quilt

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  19. I rarely mark these days - I'm in too much of a hurry. But I love straight line quilting, using the foot and the quilt itself to guide me.

    We should have a quilting iron(wo)man!

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  20. I'd get sooo bored doing that - I'd be taking innumerable coffee breaks ! I admire your determination :) It's looking lovely and I look forward to popping by to see the finished quilt soon!

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  21. I love the look of straight line quilting, but I've never tried it - using your foot as a guideline is an excellent tip. You've inspired me to give it a try on the next baby quilt I do. Do you try and have one of the lines end up being a stitch-the-ditch, or purposely not do it that way?

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  22. I love straight line quilting and I love your red fabrics too. So pretty!!! Love & blessings from NC!

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  23. I exactly why it's called endurance quilting. I have done three of four quadrants of my Kaffe For All Seasons quilt like this and I keep putting off the fourth!

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  24. Great photography on a lovely quilt. Tell me, is that a copy of FMF fabric? The pink daisy dots that have no brown dots in them? It looks like the same design....?

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  25. The pink daisy dot is a Japanese import. It seems many designers and fabric manufacturers use old feedsack and vintage prints for "inspiration". I was only recently made aware that most of the Katie Jump rope fabric line is almost identical to a whole range of feedsack prints. So disappointed!

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  26. A lot of the flea market fancy line seems to be copied as well...and I bet if we researched the Amy Butler lines and some Moda lines, we'd find slight differences in scale and color, but reaaaaaally similar designs to old wallpaper, or upholstery fabrics! I saw fabric from a pair of bellbottoms I wore in the seventies in an Urban Chiks line. But I guess, even if it's copied, I'm glad to see old made new again, so we get the chance to enjoy it today.

    PS thanks again for posting such a beee-yoo-tiful blog!

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