Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Juki Cover - Quilting Progress

I've begun the quilting on the Juki Cover.  I drew my guidelines, fearing I'm just not good enough to keep things where they should be!  You can see these lines in the photos below.  I used the black Frixion erasable markers by Pilot.  SCARY to draw in black on that fabric, but I'd tested and tested and it really does disappear with the touch of a hot iron.

It's a slow go for me...taking much more time that I expected, but there's lots of quilting in this little quilt and I want to do the best job I can.  I'm using a pale pink variegated thread.  I did the blank area around the center stars and then proceeded to do the stars.  Big mistake!  That pink thread looked white on the colors and ruined the stars.  So I spent an evening picking out that thread. 

Center of the quilt
I found some variegated quilting thread in my meager variegated quilting thread stash that was perfect.  There are no black markings on the stars.  Now doesn't this look better than what a pale thread would look like?  I didn't take a picture of that to show you...I was so disgusted that I had to unpick all that.  My husband said...well if you didn't put them in there, you would have to take them out.....I could have chunked the tv at him! LOL
Center Star
Here's a close up of the quilting in the blank area around the center stars.  This is a technique I learned from May's FMQ Challenge.  
Quilting close up
I also found that using the jumbo hoop from the 830 machine makes FMQing easier for me.  I have something to hang onto and gives me better control.   I think this will come in very handy when I begin the doodle fill for the blank squares.

Til next time, keep on stitchin'!


  1. Jumbo hoop for FMQ I think I'll try that. Shirley

  2. Shirley, it worked pretty well. Really too big as when I was quilting at the top of the hoop, it was bumping my body. I did like having the hoop to hang onto.