Today is quilting day – our quilts were quilted here at Country Threads by our employees and I always thought I knew how each was quilted. After looking at these two quilts very carefully I realize I did NOT know.
I made several different quilts but can only find these two. (When we closed, we sold quilts right and left, never thinking we’d ever want or need them again. Now I wish we hadn’t done that.)
Here’s the original Bullseye made with a fat quarter pack all those years ago.
The print on the back is very busy and the thread matches well – I’m going to remember this because my quilting will not be perfect.
Each block was quilted with a spiral, starting and stopping with each pieced circle. I’ve used my Apple Pencil to try to follow the line of quilting.
At the intersection where four blocks met another spiral was quilted. Hope you can see this.
When she came to the border she led that line into stippling.
This next Bullseye was quilted in a continuous stitch. Follow the stitching down the middle seam of the block and out again. The point with this quilt it to NOT stitch over the raw edges so that after washing it will ruffle up. I can’t do my straight line quilting on this one so I’m going to have to be very brave.
This quilt happens to be set with sashing, something we won’t have to worry about but it’s something you may want to do on your next Bullseye quilt.
Follow my pencil line to see where the quilter traveled along a seam. She stippled the sashing and the area outside the circle. Wow – can I do that?
This will be a real test for me – I’m sewing rows together now – here’s my Big A– Bullseye on the wall.
I hate making big quilts! This will be the last one I ever make!!!
If I haven’t made this clear, ask me in the comments and I will try to answer – remember I’m not really a long arm quilter- just a quilter who owns a long arm and quilts for herself ONLY. Haha!
++++++++++++++++++++++ On another subject.
Here are some photos of my Moses in a Basket plants.
And here’s a closeup of a basket – these dry up and I pull them off so the plant will make more.
I left the picture big so you could see the basket better.
UPS just delivered 2 more cases of books so Connie and I will be signing books and sending out books the rest of the day and tomorrow. If you have not received your book, it’s coming. You probably ordered in mid-January and did not get in on the first shipment. The book is Beyond The Battlefield available for $31 to address on home page.
And what I really want to do is look at these 3 books that I ordered awhile ago but have not really studied yet.
And Millie helped.
More on these books after I’ve studied them.
Yesterday Reed was here to do chores and work on his log cabin quilt. We took a short video in the barn of Mama and the 6 chicks. I’m hoping it will post but I may have to make a separate post – I won’t know until I hit “publish ” so bear with me. It’s worth a try!
Please let me know if you can play this short video – a whole other world of posting might be in my future if it plays!
Good luck with quilting your Bullseye – I’ll check in with you next Tuesday.