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Thursday, January 19, 2012

Whole cloth quilt

I am still working away at my WCQ.
Not good in the heat we have at present! 

Am now well into the borders being filled.


Front


Back

You may be able to see my trade mark lady bug in one of the stippled borders :)

I did small circles in the centre - which took me a week to do...
Micro stippling in the next border.... not so long.

Today I am going to start on some echo quilting, then maybe back to micro stippling on the final filler before the outer border
I think the outer border will be piano keys with a double line - I think... waiting till I get there.

I am sorry not to be able to show you much else, but I need to get this finished.
Its a heavy quilt as it has double batting - one of wool and one of cotton!

Quilted in silk YLI 100 and Aurifil 50 in the bobbin.  I am not having problems with this and it is quilting well with the tension I have.
Using my DSM Nessie - a Bernina 820.  The bobbin is set with the  inside bobbin case dot slightly to the right of the dot on the bobbin...the top tension is on 2.  and  the pressure foot is set on Zero.  Took me a while to get the pressure right but its all working fantastically now.

Now back to my quilt till I get too hot again!

15 comments:

Ivory Spring said...

This is going to a show, right, Joan? Please tell me it is!!!

Emma said...

It is coming along beautifully!

Teresa in Music City said...

That is going to be an absolute masterpiece!!!! Lovely!

Frances Leate said...

This is going to be one magnificent quilt and it is certainly coming along beautifully. I am enjoying watching the progress. Take care.

Linda said...

A work of art!!

Apple Avenue Quilts said...

Simply stunning!!!!

*karendianne. said...

Thank you for sharing what you can. This is so luscious. Simply luscious.

What Comes Next? said...

so gorgeous!

Quilt Rat said...

Oh Joan! This is absolutely fabulous!!! Did you also design this one? I can hardly wait to see the final quilt....... WONDERFUL

Janet said...

It's getting there Joan and looking gorgeous. I hope it goes into a show.

Sheila said...

As usual your work is magnificent , just gorgeous Joan!

Deb Levy said...

This is absolutely gorgeous!

Ramona-quilter said...

Stunning.

Raylene Smith said...

what a clever little lady you are...it's absolutely stunning...
what's even more amazing, is that you work on a domestic machine...I take my hat off to you...

AlessandraLace said...

amazing. I love it. congratulations. hugs