MCM #47 – Progress on the King Size Quilt

(NOTE: The winners of the Giveaway will be announced later today in a separate post – this one got a bit long.)

Last week I made a lot of progress on the quilting of my sister’s quilt. {Insert happy dance here} I am so pleased with how quickly it is coming together and, if all goes well this week, I might be able to get it finished.

So far I have 14 hours of quilting time in this project. It took several hours to do the stitch in the ditch on all the blocks and on the borders. I didn’t spend much time coming up with a quilting design – Sister3 likes the quilting shown in the pattern so I am trying to do pretty much the same thing.

Quilt Detail Twirl QuiltI haven’t figured out a very consistent traveling pattern so there are more threads to bury than I would like. But I am tying them off as I make them, so that may save me some time when I am ready to start burying the threads.

Quilting Design Twirl Pattern

I tend to be a bit impatient on some projects, but when I get a top ready to quilt I just relax and enjoy the process. Maybe I relax a bit too much and take it a little too slow, but that’s okay. I really love feeling the texture as I work on the quilt and seeing it all come together. I admit – sometimes I spend a bit too much time just petting the quilts…. 🙂

I do wish we were using a thicker batting. We chose Quilters Dream Cotton Select in White. I really like the QD batting and the way it drapes and stays soft when quilted. But it is pretty thin, and I would like for the quilting design to ‘pop’ a little more. But it is what it is, and I am sure Sister3 will love it no matter what.

Quilt Design Twirl Pattern

This beautiful quilt is my crush this week. I am so hoping to get it finished so I can work on a couple of other projects that need my attention. But this is definitely Priority 1!

What are you crushing on this week? I know that many of us are super busy at this time of the year, but I hope you are finding time to spend doing something you love! I would love to see your projects – you can link up any blog post, Instagram or Flickr pic. Here’s how:

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About Beth

I’m a wife, mother of two, and lover of all things crafty. I love to cook up new things in the kitchen and in my craft room, and sometimes get “licking the spoon” mixed up with “licking the fabric”!!

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12 Responses to MCM #47 – Progress on the King Size Quilt

  1. Kate says:

    Looks like you are making good progress on the quilting. It’s going to be a beauty when it’s all finished.

  2. The quilting is coming along wonderfully, I really like all of the designs you are combining together.

  3. I love how you are quilting the sashing/negative space! How creative!!

  4. Cath says:

    Love how the quilting is coming on….great job Beth!

  5. Marti says:

    Your quilt is gorgeous, especially with that quilting.

  6. SarahZ says:

    It is easy to see why you are crushing on this one! I look forward to seeing it all done up! 🙂

  7. Tish says:

    It’s looking great,Beth! It’s been fun to follow your progress on this quilt. Can’t wait to see the big finish. Just keep quilting…just keep quilting.

  8. Looks great, Beth! That’s a great decision to bury the threads as you go.

    -Soma

  9. Lovely job, Beth! I agree that burying threads as you quilt is the way to go. I get totally overwhelmed if I put it off to the end of a project. Good luck getting it finished this week!

  10. Anne Beier says:

    Looks amazing, Beth.

  11. Julie Stocker says:

    I hear your lamenting about the batting, and second it. Too many people give batting little thought, and we both know how it can make or break a project.

  12. Lisa says:

    It’s a beautiful quilt Beth. With very nice quilting on it.

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