Saturday, July 22, 2017

IT'S BASTED AND BEING QUILTED

I basted my Dear Jane quilt on a table with clamps......


using up all my pins that I even had to finish basting with thread.....


Now I'm quilting on my Janome sewing machine.....


Working on it slowly, not wanting to "kill" myself.    And needing to think about how to quilt the blocks.


Didn't get too far with the quilting as DH had out-patient surgery and we were at the hospital all day on Tuesday, plus I'm taking care of him - although I don't really have to do much for him.

12 comments:

Quilting Babcia said...

Dear Jane is looking mighty fine. I love what you have done so far with the quilting. Best wishes to your hubby as he recovers.

Frog Quilter said...

Oh wow. I'm so jealous but happy to see that you saw dear Jane to the end. Woot! Congrats!!!

a good yarn said...

It's a stunning quilt Ruth! I have to admire you for quilting it yourself. I would even contemplate wrangling a quilt that size on my Janome. I trust that DH is on the mend.

Chantal L. said...

Love seeing pictures of your DJ. It must quite a workout to put this "monster" of a quilt through a domestic machine for quilting? Wishing a speedy recovery to your husband. ;^)

Barb said...

Speedy recovery to you DH!
I'm so happy to see you tackling this yourself. It will make it even more special.
Looks great so far!!
I'm cheering you on

Karen said...

You are making progress and it won't be long before the center is quilted. I know you have to be anxious to complete the quilt.

Katie said...

Looks like you're off to a roaring start there! And what I see looks wonderful. I bet you're super excited to be so close to done with this treasure!

Shasta Matova said...

Good for you for making such wonderful progress. I really like what you have done so far. I will have to remember your sashing quilting when mine is ready a decade or so from now.

Janet O. said...

Looksing really good so far, Ruth. That is a big job for a DSM, but I know you will do it well.

Quilter Kathy said...

You are brave to tackle the quilting of such a large complex quilt on a domestic machine!
Way to go!

R & E said...

Wow - a humongous project finished beautifully, even before the giant project of MQ on your DSM. But you seem to be managing well.

Good recovery for your DH -

Elaine Adair

---"Love" said...

Your DJ is unbelievably gorgeous! Just take your time on quilting it; you'll finish it before you know it. Hope DH is doing well by now. I myself have had a little first hand experience with hospitals this past week. I send you more soon as I can, but it may be a few days. ---"Love"