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Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Some Texture for Pink Pickles

Just a quick update.  I have finally quit procrastinating on how I'm going to quilt Pink Pickles and yesterday I just started!
I'm not sure that looking at all the wonderful blogs by long armers and their incredible quilting is helping me.  The truth is I will never accomplish what they do and I don't want to feel frustrated.  Quilting on a domestic is so different than quilting on a long arm and I have to remember that.
But I'm not whining, because I am doing something. It's not perfect, but this quilt will be done - and it will be done by me!
And I know I will have learned something and maybe I'll be a little better.
I think when it's all done, I'm going to be very happy with the end result.
I'm off to work so no quilting today.
Have a great one,
Karen

18 comments:

Kristy said...

This looks lovely! What have you done in the middle of the pickle? It is very pretty. Keep us posted as many of us are also where you are as far as quilting with a domestic machine and not a longarm. Looking forward to seeing more. K-

Karen said...

Oh my goodness! You are doing a beautiful job of machine quilting. The variety of textures in the different sections gives such visual interest.

Doniene said...

I LOVE all the different motifs!! I find that I like to quilt that way also!!! It is going to be just wonderful!! Way to go!!

Blessings

audrey said...

Oh wow! Your quilting is gorgeous! Love the different designs. Comparing is always an exercise in frustration.:)

Every Stitch said...

I love what you are doing with the quilting - that really adds depth and interest to the design - brilliant! Will be so satisfying to do it yourself.
Hilda

quilter said...

Wow, I think it looks great! I'm afraid to begin quilting anything large on my machine! Longarm quilting sites are showing beautiful quilting but we all can't send everything out to a longarmer....
Gloria
gyates625@bellsouth.net

Janet said...

I think the quilting you have done so far is wonderful! the texture is lovely!

Michelle said...

Wow.....!!!!
I just love the quilting......and you are right about it being all your own work.

QuiltSue said...

I love how you are quilting it, and I just wish I could quilt as well as you.

Esther said...

This is beautiful. I so admire those who quilt on a domestic machine. Well done.

beth said...

Those stitches are amazing! Keep up the good work. ;)

Ruth said...

It looks wonderful! DH likes it too. I was busy quilting my GD's quilt, but was having trouble with my machine so I had to take it in for some service. My quilting is at a standstill for about a week! I decided to make a purse - the Featherweight can handle that.

Janan said...

Your quilting looks great! I think you should be pleased. This pickle dish lokks great with this design.
I still want to get tickets on the Vintage Blooms quilt. I could have gotten Faye to get them for me last week, but she said yall were doing a craft show, I had no idea you had the quilt there.
If you will email me the address, I will send you money for tickets.

Barb said...

the quilting is really great.!!!
adds so much interest and texture

cinzia said...

It looks pretty amazing to me! I just happend upon your blog and i love what you do! This quilt is stunning! I will be dropping by again!

Quilter Kathy said...

I think your quilting looks spectacular... love that texture!

Connie said...

Hi Karen, I am so happy to have found your lovely blog. I have been retired now for three years and recently I've been fallen in love with sewing all over again. At the moment I am making my first quilt and planning in making another before Christmas. I have two sweet little granddaughters and these will be their Christmas gifts. I love finding quilters and learning from your blogs. Please visit and if you have any suggestions for me along my artful journey, please feel free to pass on your wisdom.
Your newest follower and fellow blogging sister, Connie :)

FlourishingPalms said...

Wow! I love this, Karen! It DOES look like longarm quilting, and that's what us FMQers strive for, isn't it? I don't think it's impossible to achieve that look on a domestic machine. This looks fabulous!