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Wednesday, September 14, 2022

Quilt Wrestling and NTT

Happy Needle and Thread Thursday, y'all!  I've been diligently working on quilting my Rainbow Galaxy quilt, and though I'm excited about the way it's coming together, the process is a bit tiresome.

I'm using free motion quilting and following the curves of each section with dense organic quilting lines (between 1/4-1/2"), which I hope will create a really cool swirled effect when it's all complete.  So far, I love it, but my neck and shoulders do not appreciate the strain.  This is a twin size quilt after all, so the weight is definitely a factor.  I've been taking plenty of breaks.  I just have three colors left to quilt, and I'm hoping to have it finished and ready for a big reveal next week!

Last week's party had lots of awesome beauties, so check out a few of my faves.  This lovely quilt is by Nancy at Grace and Peace Quilting-

Linda at kokaquilts shared this beauty (along with another quilt in her post!)-

This soothing quilt is from Jan at The Colorful Fabriholic-

And finally, I am in love with this thread painting piece by Yvonne at Quilting Jetgirl-

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  1. The texture you are creating is going to be fantastic, but I understand how hard on your neck and shoulders it must be. I hope you are taking lots of breaks and stretching out! And as always, thanks so much for sharing my finish. I am so happy with how Iggy finished! :)

  2. That's a lot of quilting! The little peek you've shown looks lovely.

  3. Beautiful quilting, Kelly!!! I love dense quilting and added texture. Thanks for sharing my Topsy Turvy quilt, too!!!

  4. I did a double take... all those dense quilting lines look amazing, so much texture! And thanks for sharing my quilt too!

  5. I love how you're quilting your Rainbow Galaxy quilt, Kelly! Treat yourself to a good massage when you're finished. It's totally going to be worth it!

  6. Oh, I feel your pain! But, in the end, it will be worth it. Schedule yourself a massage next week to celebrate the finish =D

  7. Thanks for the shout-out!
    I really like the quilting on your Rainbow Galaxy quilt - can't wait to see it all finished. You've inspired me to try that type of quilting on a project of my own.

  8. Oooh your new quilt is looking fabulous. Hope it’s finished soon.

  9. You're doing a LOT of quilting on that one! I love the texture it creates, but will the quilt be heavy? That's always a consideration for me because... lesson-learned; I've done that myself. It's sure a beauty though! Nancy's quilt is especially pretty too.


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