Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Quilting the Birds

This is my quilt for the Doll Quilt Swap 9, and I'm in the process of quilting it.

I have a walking foot to use for quilting. It's ok, but I can't really turn tight corners. It's all herky-jerky and not smooth. (What was I thinking, trying to quilt feathers in the first place?)

I think it looks like it was quilted by a (blindfolded) drunken sailor. It's probably not quite THAT BAD, but in the interests of full disclosure and part of the "I took the process pledge", I show it to you here. I'm good at a lot of things, machine quilting with a walking foot just isn't one of them.

Then I read Carol's description of how she quilted this (it's in the comments). Oh! Now I understand!

Of course, now I feel completely deflated. There is No Way I'm ripping it out though. I'm about at the end of my tether with this one, and given the week I've had, I need to get it finished and move on.

7 comments:

Exuberant Color said...

Now I thought they looked like liberated feathers, which goes right along with your mod birds.

Astrid and the kitties Kashim, Othello and Salome said...

Lynne, it looks perfectly right to me. I love it!!

RosaMarĂ­a said...

beautiful!

LOVE TO STITCH BEE TREE DESIGNS said...

love the birds, drunken quilting and all(LOL) LOVE the yellow quilt/sign about obeying the rules to my right!!! hahahahaha, another crafter after my own heart. cyndi

Sara said...

I really like that quilt...

Sharon said...

Hey Lynn, it doesn't look that bad! I think your feathers just look liberated and wonky. But if it bothers you, why don't you add some more quilting inside/around the feathers? You know, like the "100 reds instead of 10" theory. Just a thought. . .

Rachel said...

Just so you don't feel alone, I too never knew about the free motion foot and I used to try to do loops with my regular foot, what a mess!! Can't wait to see your next project with a free motion foot!! :)

Rachel