Friday, September 28, 2012

Quilting Weather

After such a gorgeous day yesterday, I woke this morning to the sound of pouring rain and thunder. Admittedly it was already 9am but that's what days off are for. Perfect weather for lazing around, and for quilting!


Once I got all of my little jobs out of the way this morning, I hauled Hopscotch into the sewing machine and got started.


I must have been dilusional when I decided to quilt lines that close together; it's going to take ages! I'm doing five lines at a time, then taking a little break to give my shoulders a rest, especially the one I injured a few years ago. 


But I'm loving how it looks! It will give the quilt quite a firm feel, so if you like a softer quilt I'd space the lines a bit further apart. Might be better for your sanity too...

4 comments:

Lynda said...

Wow Kate - that's going to look fantastic.

Patchwork and Play said...

It was a great quilting day, wasn't it! The quilting is looking fab!

Ellen in Oregon said...

Your lines look perfect and your quilt is going to look fantastic when you finish. I have the same kind of should issues and you really do need to pace yourself. I try to do some stretching exercises while sitting at the machine (every 15 min. or so) and find that this helps my endurance. Also, those heat patches they sell at the drugstore have worked well for me. 1 heat patch works for about 7 hrs. and helps the joint loosen-up and minimizes the aching.

takeshapefitness said...

Looks great