Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Actually Making Progress!

It's been what feels like years since I've actually quilted!  Between all the shirts and vests, and then the Bionic Gear Bag... Hubby's poor "Family Guy" quilt has been on a back burner.  I think the side projects were partially to blame, but also my indecisiveness on the quilting was also a major factor.  I think I was over-thinking the process and making it out to be more difficult than it needed to be.... resulting in it sitting for the past 6 weeks or so.

So... this weekend I was determined to get it done.  I pulled it off the shelf, dusted it off, and got to work.

Just simple straight-line stitching in the smaller blocks and rectangles, then some diagonal lines in a couple of the larger rectangles.  Then it was time to tackle the 12" square blocks and the 8" square blocks.  Didn't want to do something too crazy or intricate, but they definitely needed something.

On the 12" blocks, I just used my Silhouette Cameo to cut out a star shape out of cardstock that was about 8" x 8", traced it on the block, and then used my FMQ foot.  They're far from perfect, but they look OK.

Then, for the 8" blocks, I used my loopy swirls stencil and just did some FMQ in the block.  Again, far from perfect, but doesn't look terrible.

It's now about 95% done with the binding attached and just needing the hand-stitching done.  Add to that a quilt label (which I still have to make), and it'll be ready to go.  Figures... I am finally going to finish it and we have officially entered Spring here in NE Ohio with temps in the 50s.

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  1. It may be spring, but you'll be ready for next winter very early! Congrats on getting this quilted - I like the variegated thread, and the FMQ looks good. I like that you did stars on top of Stewie!

  2. Yay! You made great progress and I'm sure hubby will love to have it.

  3. Exciting to have it so close to finishing! What a great gift for your hubby.

  4. Love the black borders. It really makes the rest of the quilt pop! I should show my hubby. He'd love this quilt!

  5. Fabulous and love the top stitching!! Spring still a little ways off here, with temps this morning at -19c (-2f)!

  6. Sweet quilt and I bet you have the binding all finished by now!