WIP Wednesday 6.12.13

This week I’ve been quilting the new skyline quilt. It’s about 72 x 86, bigger than anything else I’ve done. I’m so excited to see it coming together.

Jut to recap, here’s the top before basting:


I did some straight lines with my walking foot in the stripes and some all-over FMQ square meandering loops for the negative space.Image My favorite part of the quilting is the skyline.


I started outlining each building and then echoing the shapes until they were all filled. I originally thought I would use the walking foot for this, but thinking about pivoting the entire quilt for every angle pushed me toward free motion, and I’m so glad I did it that way. It was kind of like coloring, so much fun.

It’s kind of hard to see the thread, but this quilting isn’t meant to be showy, just to accent the overall design. I’m using a medium gray, Gutterman 110.This Instagram filter showed the quilting on the back a little better.

ImageI still have to do the negative space above the stripes. I’m thinking about some radiating lines. But I need to take a little break– I was not thoughtful about how physical it would be quilting a big quilt, and I strained my neck and upper back a little trying to power through and get it done quickly. I needed a little self-imposed down time. Thank goodness for some great TV and books. I’m reading David Sedaris’s latest and watching Veep, Breaking Bad and my summer fave, So You Think You Can Dance. That show makes me so happy.

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