Yes!!!! I FINALLY finished my Liberated Amish Challenge wall quilt. It's about time!!!
The quilt top has been staring at me from my blog header for over two years now, mocking me. If you want the history on this quilt, you can read the first post here, see more progress made in this post, and here is where i decided to rip out all the quilting.
I am really pleased with the design and piecing of the quilt top but have never liked the various methods I attempted for the quilting. Several months ago I pulled the rebasted quilt out of the closet and quilted a square spiral in the center with black thread using my walking foot. I also quilted organic lines in the black strips radiating out from the center.
Once again I put the quilt away to work on another project, but yesterday I was determined to finish this quilt once and for all. The problem was I couldn't remember the brilliant plan I came up with for quilting the borders and letters, and wouldn't you know my machine decided to experience technical difficulties and jammed.
In no mood to deal with the problem, I pulled out Junior and quilted wavy organic lines with my favorite variegated thread using the zig zag foot (it was either that or the buttonhole foot). This decision turned out to be a big pain in the @*$ with less than perfect results, but I.AM.DONE.WITH.THIS.QUILT and
do not want anything else to do with it am ready to ship it off to Montana. I used the facing method again rather than binding, and all that is left is to hand stitch it to the back.
|Quilting without a walking foot|
This morning I found time to check out June, my big Juki. Hmmm.....you think maybe it needs a good cleaning?! I recently changed the needled, oiled the machine and clean dust out of the bobbin area...guess I forgot to look under the hood ;-)
What did you finish this week? Enjoy your weekend!