Sunday, October 03, 2021

Update and Quilting Designs

I have finished quilting the three panels of the Totally Tubular quilt. However, we are having a rainy day -so I have not attempted a photo of them.  The texture really shows up nicely with  morning or afternoon sun shining on them at a low slant.   

I do have a photo to share of a couple of the designs I digitized. These are quilted on the quilt.  I get quite "brazen" and test them right on my quilt.  

At the top of the photo are the "Nested Hexies."  I have no desire to sew "hexies" by hand.  But, I love this Hexie quilting pattern. 
The lower section of the photo shows an un-quilted heart shape that is formed by the pebble-type quilting surrounding it.   I used a freeform outside shape to make it more interesting.  I also digitized a 4" by 4" version that can be used for quilting square areas.  

By digitizing quilting designs and sewing them out on a quilt,  I have learned so much more about using my embroidery machine. I am much better at aligning the design on the desired area. I have also learned a lot about digitizing - and ways to make it so much easier by starting to learn everything each tool can be used for. 

At this point, if I join the three sections,  the quilt will be 37 1/2" by 57" --I am debating whether I want to add to the length of each section to make it more square.  Or perhaps, I want to join these sections and add a long narrow piece to each 57" side to make it  at least 45" wide. 

My other option is to make two of the pieces into a table topper and the other piece into a table runner.  I think I would prefer making a quilt of all three.  

What are your thoughts?

Until Next Time,  
Stay Creative 

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Exuberantcolor/Wanda S Hanson said...

Square quilts don't cover people adequately so your adding narrow pieces to the 57" sides option would be my choice.
The magnetic hoop isn't a choice for my model of embroidery machine so I don't do much quilting with it. (Besides the fact that with a pacemaker I need to stay away from magnets.)
I did quilt the center of 15 blocks on one quilt with the embroidery machine a few years ago. I've never tried the longer narrow quilting like you are doing.

A Left-Handed Quilter said...

I agree with Wanda - adding narrow strips to the long sides seems like the better option. Table toppers are fine - but one piece with all of your designs would be nice - ;))

Jeanna said...

The nesting hexies remind me of chicken wire. I am working on a farmhouse plaid quilt that the nesting hexie design would look great on.

Vicki W said...

I'd never contradict Wanda's advice! You're really good at digitizing your quilting motifs!

Barb said...

You really are getting creative with your digitizing. When I first saw the hexies I thought, how did he do that so perfectly (thinking you did it free hand)....I truly love that.

Kathleen said...

You are doing so well with the digitizing. I need to do a little more embroidery before I get there, but also my prostitcher designer for the longarm I can do some of these things. Love watching your progress.