Thursday, March 13, 2014

30/30 Sewing Challenge - Week2 The beast is out

I have to admit setting aside 30 minutes of sewing time every day for ourselves seems so hard. I did have some starting trouble but once I setup by machine for free motion quilting I was able to spend anywhere from 30mins to an hour each day.

Groovy quilt - 80 x 80 inches
As soon as I started quilting this Groovy quilt, the flash back on why it went into the  UFO was fresh in my mind. I know once this quilt is done I would absolutely love it. But my choices for this quilt made it a beast for my DSM with small throat space:
1. the size 80x 80
2. FMQ different designs for each color and pretty dense actually.
3. Wool batting
4. Trying to be perfect, but I did give up on this

This is what I have got done so far after a total of 4 to 5 hours of quilting. So, you can imagine why I call this quilt a beast.
Quilting on the Pink blocks - this one had some hiccups since I was quilting this after a while
Quilting on the Pink blocks - this one did come close to what I had in mind
Plans for next week, I am hoping that I can get the smaller of the two pink blocks below done.
TO BE QUILTED - Pink Groovy to be quilted for next week
TO BE QUILTED - This one probably the week after that
Looks like it would be great even if I can just get the pink areas done by end of the month. That seems like a more realistic plan.

Now linking up to week 2 of 30/30 Sewing Challenge @ Berry Barn Designs.

6 comments:

  1. Wow! That is a LOT of quilting but it's looking fabulous!

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    1. Thank you, Janis!
      I don't get email about your comments once you moved to wordpress.com.

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  2. Malini, that looks amazing so far! I have so much respect for those of you who can FMQ such beautiful and large pieces with your domestics. I love this quilt design and the quilting your using really makes it pop!

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  3. That's beautiful. SO much work but it will be worth it.

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  4. That is some intense quilting... Especially on a small machine. Good for you keeping at it, Malini! It looks great! I love the design of that quilt and the colours you chose!

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  5. Love it!!!! The design is so graceful and the colors seem to be so appropriate!!!! The quilting is awesome!!!! A very ambitious project but so beautifully done!!!! Hugs......

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