A Million Stitches

by Nicole

The journey of a million stitches continues with this little quilt.  I’m plugging away at it. The quilting is going pretty well. I was planning on doing a diagonal grid, but once I finished one set of the diagonal lines and started the second set, I didn’t like how it looked. I kept going, thinking that perhaps I would like it once there were more lines. I did not. So now I’m ripping out the second set of lines bit by bit.

Here is a photo of one corner of the quilt.  The lines are about half an inch apart. I’ve still got a lot to do.

As I work on this project, I’m learning a lot about quilting a big quilt on a little machine. Once I’m done, I’ll share my lessons learned.

Sometimes, I think I’m crazy for quilting this big quilt on my little machine, but crazy or not, I started it, so I’m going to finish it!

Wishing you a happy weekend full of fun and good things!

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Paige April 6, 2012 - 7:11 pm

Whew! As I sad before I bow down to you for quilting that at home. It looks amazing so far! http://www.paperstarfish.prettyposies.com

Katy Cameron April 6, 2012 - 7:15 pm

Well done in your ongoing battle with the beast, sorry you had to do some frogging though :o(

Megan April 6, 2012 - 7:16 pm

I really admire the way you keep at something until it is just the way you want. I'm sure it is going to look stunning!

Annabella April 6, 2012 - 7:44 pm

It will have an amazing texture – are you finding it is not lying flat?

Heather D. April 6, 2012 - 8:10 pm

Wow Nicole. That is going to be a stunner. 1/2" apart, amazing! I can totally understand re: quilting a large project on a small machine. You do kind of figure out what works best for you, but I can't say that machine quilting large quilts is one of my favourite things!

Cherie April 6, 2012 - 9:34 pm

*cough crazy cough* You go girl!!! I hope to see the updates on every part you get done. Your machine will probably not like you very much for a while =D

CityHouseStudio April 6, 2012 - 10:43 pm

What a stunning quilt this will be!
It is a bit crazy to quilt large quilts on small machines – but I've done tons of it! (way less crazy than spending hundreds of dollars to have a long arm quilter quilt it for you – at least that's what I tell myself!)
Can't wait to see it finished – I love the texture so far!

Lynn April 6, 2012 - 11:31 pm

No you aren't crazy for doing this one on your machine. This how happy and proud you'll be when it's finished. It may take several days to quilt it, but it's a quilt you'll keep forever and maybe pass down, so it's well worth the time and effort. I'm looking forward to hearing your tips.

Livia April 6, 2012 - 11:55 pm

Yikes! Seam ripper perils run rampant with machine quilting. Kudos to you for doing it on your machine. I know it'll look great when you're finished πŸ™‚

Joy April 7, 2012 - 12:26 am

Ohhhhh.. I can't wait to see when you are done πŸ™‚

Lisa Lisa April 7, 2012 - 2:45 am

It's going to be beautiful…just like every single quilt you make πŸ™‚

Marianne April 7, 2012 - 3:22 pm

Ugh, that's a lot of ripping out. I quit FMQ on anything over lap size. Less stress in my life. Can't wait to see the quilt once you finish.

Kelly April 7, 2012 - 6:13 pm

I love the texture that quilting is creating. Kepp going its going to look fantastic!

Carrie P. April 13, 2012 - 8:35 pm

whoa! that is a lot of quilting but there is no reason not do it on your little machine. lots of people do.

Eileen April 15, 2012 - 1:44 pm

Nicole this quilting is wonderful. I quilt big quilts on a small "reg" machine, a challenge but after doing several I love it ! Keep going you will feel such an accomplishment when done.

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