Feb 23 11

Slow Progress

I haven’t gotten much quilting done in the last few days, but I finished the trapuntoed blocks on a new top. I quilted 3 different feathered wreaths in the 6 blocks:

and in the next block, there’s a little different center to the wreath and the hyperquilting is a different design:

and in the 3rd pair of blocks, the center is a bit different again:

These blocks seem pretty boring to me, but I feel like I can’t do anything very showy on this quilt. Here’s a shot of the backside with the trapuntoed layers all in. It’s now ready to be put into a quilt sandwich and quilted:

I am thinking of doing something with this quilt that Ive never done before. I have so many quilts to quilt before spring quilt market that I’m thinking of having someone else quilt this top for me. This is a whole new world and I know nothing about this process; I just know that I don’t have enough time to finish all the work I need to do between now and then! One good thing happened with doing these trapuntoed blocks…I used up 3 more skimpy bobbins! It’s a good thing because I’ve still got WAY too many partially wound bobbins:

And here’s a treat…Carole Corn sent me these photos of a vest she recently made and quilted herself:

Didn’t she do just a fabulous job with the quilting?! Way to go, Carole, and thanks for sharing!


  1. leeanne Says:

    beautiful quilt so far and that vest is so groovie! Wow you have a lot of bobbins, do you always match bobbin with top thread?

  2. Claire Pereira Says:

    Lookin good!!! I will love to see how the finished quilt ends up!

    Great job with the vest Carole!!

  3. Pamela Says:

    The quilt looks magic as usual, I love the plumes on the quilt and cannot wait for them to be available. I bit the bullet and bought a Sissix BigShot, would have loved to purchase one from you but the weight would have been a killer to post. The price for them in Oz is so high now I think about it would probably have worked out to the same. Anyway would rather pay the postage on your Sissix designs when they become available. Cheers Pamela