Sunday, March 14, 2010

Round Robin Quilting.

Remember this one? Our Round Robin which started here and I got back completed here. So since December 2008, (oh I cringe to write that date, so long ago) for over a year it has sat folded up in in my pile of stuff. Until yesterday. I have joined the local patchwork and quilting group up here. I have never belonged to a real life quilting group before. Work and kids always got in the way, but here they meet on a Saturday, once a month, perfect! So the question of what to take on the first meeting. Out of the two projects I want to get finished at the moment, my wonky house quilt is just too big and these flowers, well I need a lot of space to sort these as I go. So I thought Round Robin it is!

After explaining to some of the ladies what a Round Robin was, I got around to sandwiching it on the floor, then popped my new and improved FMQ foot on and was off! I got the impression from some of the ladies that the quilting bit is just too hard, most of them seem to get their quilts sent away to be quilted, which is fair enough, each to their own way of doing things. But I like the quilting bit! So far I have just gone for the pebbly effect on the white. White on white, bit hard on the eyes doing it.

Not in all the white area's, just some.

The back is looking great! I went through 4 bobbin changes in the time I was there. It was great, I got to sew from about 11 to 4, I'm back definitely next month. The house was trashed when I got home but Daz was putting a lamb roast in the oven as I walked in the door, so not so bad. :)

13 comments:

AJ said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE the pebble quilting...Adding it to the list!

Mrs Moen said...

I too love pebble quilting, and have used it in several projects. Your round robin looks wonderful!

Meredith said...

Oooooh!!! Get Daz to describe his roasting techniques on my roast dinner post. That is his homework for tonight!

Cascade Lily said...

Pebble quilting is so cool because a) it's pretty easy, b) it looks hard and c) it looks so fantastic!

Like I said, you are going to REVOLUTIONISE those ladies in the far north west!

Me aka Supermom said...

I do love the look of pebbles, but agreed...they are so time and thread intensive! It does make those flowers really POP!

Shanley said...

I really like the pebbling on this one.

Poppyprint said...

It's so nice you've joined a group. I LOVE my quilt guild and stitch group friends for their support, inspiration and total understanding of my obsession (unlike other friends who think I'm busy doing old lady stuff). Your quilting looks great!

Kylie said...

Great pebbles! I have a quilt in the making that requires pebbling and I am terrified!! May send it to you instead!

Ruth's Place said...

Awesome pebbles. I am one who sends their quilts out :) not enough confidence in my own abilities I guess.

Love that your new group does actual sewing, mine is mostly talk.

Terrie Sandelin said...

Beautiful quilt and beautiful quilting! I love the density of your quilting -- it adds so much to a quilt!

AJ said...

Just realised that the close up of the flying geese are MY flying geese!! All nice and pointy!!! :)

Emma said...

Great quilting! I haven't touched mine yet, and I'm sure Joy hasn't either!

Minna said...

I love the layout of your blog and I love your pebble quilting. How did you set up your blog so that you can show updates to your favorite blogs. I'd love to add that to my blog. Would you mind sharing how to do it? Thanks.
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