Wednesday, 8 July 2015

Quilting Cuzco

Yep, you read that right, I have finally started quilting my Cuzco quilt.  I'm not sure how well you can see the quilting in these pictures below.


I used a grey thread the same shade as the sashing, you can make it out in the green patch at the bottom.


I'm doing the circles and angles from Leah Day's 365 Quilting Patterns book and I think it works well on this quilt, though I'm not sure if it's dense enough.


Much easier to see on the back.  I posted a mid-quilting shot on Instagram and had a comment from Kate Spain herself.  I refrained from going all fan-girly on her, though it was hard.

It's quilt guild again this weekend, but I won't be quilting this quilt.  Not because I don't want to, but because my machine decided on Saturday to do this:


That's the top, not the bottom.  No tension at all, no matter what I did.  It's back at the shop being repaired.  I feel a new sewing machine coming on...

8 comments:

margaret said...

this quilt is looking good, fingers crossed the machine can be sorted, if not there are loads to choose from on the market now, probably too many to make an easy decision.

Rachel said...

Don't abandon hope for your old one - it may just need a tweak or two!

That is an intriguing pattern of stitches for the quilting. I'll be interested to see how it turns out!

Ramona said...

Gorgeous quilt! I love the gray sashing and your quilting is a great contrast to the quilt design. Sewing machine issues... UGH!! Hopefully it can be repaired.

Pamela said...

Too bad the machine had to go mid-project! What a great quilt!

Celtic Thistle said...

Looking good Wendy, hope your problems with your machine are easily solved. How nice to receive a comment from Kate Spain too.

Sarah in Stitches said...

Oooh, it looks gorgeous! Can't wait to see it when it's all done :D Hope your machine gets back soon!

Jane Galley said...

hope you can get your machine sorted soon, very frustrating for it to misbehave when you're in the zone

quirkyhannah said...

Looking gorgeous though! Fingers crossed machine is sorted easily :)