As promised, here is Goldfield quilted with the panto-graph Ajoure and
Rocky Mtn Bear Claw quilted with the panto-graph Sweep.
I can’t have my quilting machine sitting around naked, so on Saturday this sampler quilt was loaded on the frame.
This batik sampler has been promised to my middle daughter since the top was made sometime before 2007. I think she has been waiting long enough for it, don’t you?
There are only four more pre-2007 quilt tops left and the goal is to have them quilted & bound by the end of the year. Two of the tops are larger than my frame which will provide me with a whole new learning experience.
Echo is now ready to hang on the wall. It was machine quilted on New Year’s Day with pantograph Fang from Urban Elementz.
Echo was quilted with Superior Threads’ Bottom Line which is the first time that I have used this thread. It took almost as long to get the tension set as it did to actually machine quilt this little project. However I made a note of the settings, so any future project using this brand will be easy to set up. I really like how the thread gives texture without contrast.
Now that Echo was completed, I turned my attention to the remaining 13 medallions. My first plan was to have the X in the X-block cut from the corresponding stripe, however I could not find any background in my stash that played well with the background in the medallions. Therefore I reversed my thinking and used the background as the X with the stripe as the triangles.
This is the only block where the triangles top-bottom & left-right mirror, the rest were just random.
I named this quilt Goldfield (45 1/2″ square) for a ghost town in Colorado and is finished without borders. Goldfield will be my next quilting project since the machine is still setup from Echo.