Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Wip Wednesday

I want to share what I am working on at the moment. 
I have a mini quilt I need to finish for my Bitches get stitches swap partner.  
You have all seen Mr Peacock and his attitude!  
Well I am working on the quilting part of this now.  
I decided that I wanted to quilt a grid on the center of the quilt, approximately 1 1/2" apart.  
What is the easiest way to do this?  
Well, if you ask me? Tape.  Here is what I mean.  
I measured and then put down the tape.  I used the edge of the tape to guide my quilting.  

No marking to remove and I can re-use the tape many times.
You can see the grid is emerging nicely. 

The first piece of tape I put on was corner to corner diagonally to begin the grid.
That also anchored the three layers together. 
I did spray baste this as it was a small piece.
I will usually pin baste larger quilts.

This is my helper.  
Although she is really more of a pest than a help!

How do you get things done with your pets "helping"?

Oh Autumn!

You can see what the grid looks like all quilted up.  
If you look at the corners you can see the purple marking pen I used to mark the quilting.
I made quarter square triangles for the corners.

This is the back and you can see the quilting around the geese better in this photo.

Now all I have to do is trim it up and bind it!

Linking up to WIP Wednesday over at Freshly Pieced.

What are your WIP's?



Anna said...

Your quilting is wonderful! I like tape also.

Bettina Groh said...

I like the look of the grid quilting... and the tip was great! said...

Very pretty. What a great idea to use the tape to mark your quilt.

Dana - Old Red Barn Co. said...

The mini. The stitching. The cat. It all looks like perfection!

JesseHanson said...

good post

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