Friday, October 7, 2011

It takes time . . .

I forgot just how long it can take to custom quilt a quilt.

I must say I have never quilted a quilt in this order before. Usually I stitch in the ditch first (if I need to do so.) Then I quilt the blocks and then move on to the borders.

After I stitched in the ditch on this quilt, I had no idea what I wanted to quilt in the blocks so I started with the borders. I showed you the wide pieced border on my last post. (I must admit though that I only quilted the pieced borders on one side though. I wanted to see what it would look like. Then, of course, I wanted to figure out how to do the inside borders.

And . . . that is what I accomplished last night. I didn't get very far at all--only the wide blue and two narrow white borders on each side of it.

I am surprised that it took me a couple of hours to do these 3 borders. But, I did try to watch Vampire Diaries and Grey's Anatomy while I was quilting. So I would have to stop frequently because the TV is directly to the right of me when I am using the Janome 1600DB.

So tonight, I guess I'll complete the other three sides of the pieced borders--or take the night off.

Happy snipping, stitching, and quilting!


  1. I would think it would take awhile to get the quilting done with the way it has to be pulled and pushed and turned through the sewing machine - take your time and enjoy!

  2. Looking good, Vivian -- I say take advantage of the momentum and quilt!! (Or, on the other hand, tonight might be a good night for a date with hubbie!) Enjoy your weekend, whatever it holds! :)



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