Saturday, April 26, 2014

Quilting lines

The baseball and soccer games were cancelled today.
The PERFECT opportunity to stay home this morning
IN MY PAJAMAS and quilt!
I LOVE to quilt before getting dressed for my day  :)

I love the backing
AND
 the fact that I was able to squeeze in leftovers from the quilt in the middle.
Ties it ALL together!

A polka dot binding is the icing on the cake!

My quilting method is worth mentioning...
because it saves me some time.
 
First I lay the quilt on my kitchen table (after sandwiching)
and tape off TWO diagonal lines through the middle of the quilt.
 
I quilt those two LONG lines.

Then move out from there marking 3" from each seam with tape
as I go.

The tape hangs next to me and I add as I go.
One line at a time.
I use the tape pieces over and over again.
When I'm done they are ALL out of  "sticky".

Before you know it
the quilt it DONE!

12 comments:

  1. Looks great. I have a question on your lines. Do you always start at the same side of your quilt to start the next line?

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    1. I begin the line wherever I am. Wherever the bulk is LESS. I move from the center OUT. First one side, flip the quilt so I can begin the middle again......hope I'm being clear. ;)

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  2. That's very nice. I like your corners. That's one thing I need to work on.

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  3. Another sweet completion. Great quilting.

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  4. That IS a very sweet quilt. Living a relaxed life by the beach and by myself I'm fortunate that I often sew before I'm dressed. I FORCE myself to be showered, dressed and "beautiful" by ten!

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  5. Great way to quilt your lines. Thanks for the tip.:)

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  6. I do the same thing... it's so quick and easy!

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  7. I guess that the two first long lines must be an "X" to be able to key off of them in either direction, right? Thanks so much for the explanation!

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    1. Yes. Those first two lines DO indeed form an X. You're welcome. ;)

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  8. Why were the games canceled? Did you guys get that much rain?

    I really like your diagonal quilting. They should call it painters/quilters tape!! The pink polka dots look fabulous on the binding.

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    1. No...not too much rain. I think they worry about ruining fields after the rain. Who knows?? I just know I got to QUILT! LOL!

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