Q1 FA{I}L

I thought I was being pretty conservative (about the only time in which I am conservative - lol!) when I pinkie swore to finish Su{Brrr}nova and Seeing the Forest For The Trees as my Q1 Finish-A-Long (FAL) goals with Leanne at She Can Quilt, but I did not foresee spending half the quarter in a cast. Soooo...we're going to make these my goals for Q2!

1) Su{Brrr}nova - It's basted and on the machine. Woo hoo! Free motion quilting this quilt is harder on the wrist than Snow Crab Nebula so I have to make sure I take regular breaks. I have to say that I'm enjoying the process of quilting more now that I have the Gidget table. The Gidget table is even with the tables I put out for quilting and I don't have to worry about the quilt catching on my sewing machine's extension table. It's much easier on my shoulders and arms. That said, I'd still like to raise the whole table about an 1" so my thighs don't rub against the machine bed (I'm 5'8" so this may not be an issue for some folks). I'm thinking of adding a piece of 2" by 4" under each foot. Anyone else have the same issue? What did you do?



Anyway, here are a couple of progress shots of the quilting on Su{Brrr}nova:




2) Seeing The Forest For The Trees. Um, I've got the thread picked out?!

Seeing The Forest For The Trees - Top

Seeing The Forest For The Trees - Back
I'm hoping to finish Su{Brrr}nova for this week's TGIFF!, which I'm hosting. I hope you'll come and link up one of your own recent finishes!

Comments

  1. Gorgeous quilting! It must be endlessly frustrating to have to keep stopping because of your wrist!

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  2. Gorgeous quilting on Su{Brrr}nova, M-R!

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  3. Love the quiltins you are doing on your Su{Brr}nova!!

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  4. Pinky swearing isn't binding when you find you hand in a cast. All's good!!

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  5. The quilting looks amazing! You are doing wonderfully!

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  6. Love that subrrnova quilt. I need to dig out my blocks now ; )

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  7. Oh I love what I see on the SuBRRnova! And yeah, a casted wrist definitely gets you a pass on Q1!!

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  8. at least you had a great reason for your Q1 "fail"! I am loving your quilting on the SuBRRnova - just fabulous.

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  9. These are both so pretty. Can't wait to see them finished.

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  10. No one could blame you for not finishing them with a cast on! Looking forward to seeing them in Q2!

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  11. It awesome to see the quilting coming together. Glad your hand is healing.

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  12. Both are great projects and need finishing off so they can be even more admired!

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  13. Love your Subrrrnova quilting! Just awesome!

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  14. Great projects and lovely quilting, i hope the wrist holds up :o)

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  15. love them both. those trees in solids are so catching

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  16. The quilting on the Su(Brrr)nova is amazing! So gorgeous! The Supernova was one of my first quilts and it is so much fun!

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  17. They are both quite lovely. I look forward to seeing the finished quilts.

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  18. I'm the same height and I use my lowest chair. When I'm just piecing I put rubber doorstops under the rear of the machine to tilt it towards me. Helps take the pressure off my stomach(I had surgery earlier in the year) and wrists. Raising the table is a great idea, I might try it myself :) How will you secure the blocks?

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