Wednesday, September 14, 2016

WIP Wednesday - Light at the end of the tunnel

So I'm well on my way to finishing Sea Swept!  I had a little help from something I just picked up called The Weightless Quilter.  It holds the quilt up for you so you're not constantly picking it up off the table and moving it around!  It was a little pricey for my budget, but it has already saved me a lot of time.  Here's an action shot ~ I was just using one of the arms included (there are 4 provided) in this photo.  I think for free-motion it'll be invaluable!

It took me a while to decide how to quilt this ~ but I was looking at the quilt on the table and saw these white wavy bands going across diagonally in both directions and said "Voila!"  I started with straight lines across through the white squares of the snail trails to stabilize and then quilted 1/4" inside both sides of the wavy bands with my walking foot.

I like the design it makes on the back ~ it just "goes" with the wavy design of the backing fabric from the Baby Zoom Submarine collection at Northcott.

Now my favorite part ~ hand stitching the back of the binding.  :)

Linking up with Lorna for Let's Bee Social!


  1. This looks beautiful! I love that your quilting "goes" with the backing too! :)

  2. A beautiful quilt, and the perfect quilting design!

  3. Such a beautiful quilt. Lovely quilting, backing and binding - just perfect!

  4. This is a beautiful quilt.....I have seen the pattern but have not had the nerve to attack.

  5. This is such a pretty quilt - the blue, the waves, the quilting is perfect! Congratulations on being so close to a finish!


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