Wednesday, May 9, 2012

One Down, Sixteen To Go

I've finished quilting the top row of triangles on my Jane Stickle quilt...

(click  on the photo for a larger view}

 My HQ16 is only set up at 8 feet, so I can't quite get to the side triangles as I advance the quilt. But that's not a problem. When I'm finished with quilting all of the rows, I'll turn and re-load the quilt and do the side triangles at that time. That's how I come up with the figure of "17" -- 13 rows of blocks and 4 rows of triangles.

I haven't decided how to quilt the scalloped border (I'll cut that later), so I'm leaving it empty for now. Once I settle on a design, it should be easy to come back to.

I'm quilting the triangles and blocks individually, so this will take me a while. Even though a pantograph or overall meandering would be much quicker and make for fewer mistakes, the look wouldn't be quite right. So, I'll slowly continue with the custom quilting, flaws and all.

For those who are new to my blog, you can see my progress on this quilt (for almost four years!) by clicking on the "Dear Jane" label on my blog sidebar.

8 comments:

Jackie said...

Yay!! The quilting is looking great!!

Sheila said...

wonderful to see your quilt come alive. I have slowed down with half the triangles done. i think it is because if i finish it i will then have to decide on the quilting, You are an inspiration, except mine will have to be done on my domestic machine. Custom quilting in Aust would be about $800

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

I totally agree that you need to custom quilt this one - it really does need it doesn't it - a panto would have ruined the look. What I see so far sure looks great!!
Karen

Heather said...

I have been watching these blocks proceed over the past few years and now to see them together is very exciting. Wonderful.

Teresa in Music City said...

Oh I just love what you are doing with it! I've made a DJ - took me 4 years too! But I haven't started quilting it yet. Enjoyed very much seeing yours :*)

Jean said...

That looks so pretty!

Madalene Axford Murphy said...

Looking good, Anya!

Susan said...

Woohoo! It looks like you are off to a great start!