Saturday, November 15, 2014

Quilting and kittens and a reminder

Quilting

Today I was quilting. Now I have to admit that photo above was from Tuesday or Wednesday night. But tonight I finished the wavy part on the bottom left. I quilted these slightly different matchstick quilting motifs by hand guiding my Millennium Long Arm Quilting Machine - no computer, no pantographs. I have been using different cotton threads, all the ones in the photo above are Aurifil.

Quilting

This afternoon and tonight I also quilted the white borders with a creamy King Tut cotton thread. The Superior Threads King Tut 50wt is thicker than the Aurifil 50wt. The border quilting lines were also hand guided and are between 1/4" and 1" apart. I'm almost done, the bottom border and two small bits of the coloured motif  are left- I'm hoping to do the rest in the morning.

This kind of straight line quilting is not very exciting to show off and it takes a fair of time to do, even on the long arm machine. I find it relaxing and I'm always so happy with how it turns out - I like lines so much better than swirly bits.



The kittens are growing. Their level of cuteness is impossible. 


That was this morning. They do play a lot too, but they are very cuddly. I'll try for some action shots tomorrow, but getting non-blurry photos is a challenge.


That's all I have today. And a reminder, don't forget to link up one post or photo of your projects using scraps or your thoughts on using the scraps. The November Scraptastic Tuesday link is open until midnight Monday night - go here. There are great prizes so do join Nicky and I.

Best,

Leanne

12 comments:

Deb said...

Oh my gosh, they certainly are growing...just adorable. I have actually used Superior thread for the last 2 quilts I have quilted and really liked it.

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

I don't like the swirly machine quilting either and when I do quilt a quilt by machine I always do it with straight lines - I like the simplistic look of it.

Debbie said...

Your quilting is looking so good...I really like the bottom left in the first photo...nice variation. And kittens - always fun!

Teresa in Music City said...

You're going to have to stop tormenting me with such cute pictures of those sweet kittens!!! I can't afford kitten fever right now LOL!!! Our kitty is 18+ years old and would probably have a heart attack if we brought home a baby. But someday.......

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

So much detailed, lovely stitching and the kittens are adorable all cuddled up together>

Hilary said...

Your quilting looks fantastic! And the kitties are super adorable :)

rrjane011749 said...

Beautiful quilts!

Mystic Quilter said...

I Love the four blocks of solid colour. I'm a huge fan of straight line quilting and have used it on a few of my pieces - just working on a small one presently. I love Aurifil threads and I'm using the 40wt on this small piece I'm working on.

O'Quilts said...

kittens make me happy

Anne said...

I just want to squeeze them . . . nothing better than kittens.

Nilya said...

I love the waves so much and the kittens are terrificly sweet :)

nstitches4u said...

Your quilting is very nice, but it is being upstaged by your adorable kittens. lol