quiltmonkey Posted December 4, 2007 Report Share Posted December 4, 2007 Hi friends, These past few nights I have been playing around with an applique quilt top of mine (it\'s Christmassy--I\'m trying to get in the spirit of the season!) and I am doing lots of experimenting with different types of threads and creating some fun quilting designs in the blocks. I am learning a lot as I go. Before I really got started with the fun part, I did the SID around all of the center blocks to stabilize the quilt, and I have the borders and edges pin basted real nice and good so it doesn\'t move as I roll back and forth. I have been using Monopoly in the bobbin and so far so good with that. My question is, when you get a quilt, do you like to mark it before you put it on the frame or do you like to wing it as you go? With this quilt, I am winging it and letting each block "speak" to me before I go for it. So far, I haven\'t had to rip too much (just a little bit). Let\'s hope the trend continues and I stay on track to complete by Friday... I am hoping to finish this quilt by this Friday and will share some photos of the finished quilt with you (if I don\'t screw it up too much LOL!) (I really do have hidden agenda...I also wanna show it off at my quilt guild\'s Christmas party this Saturday! ) Any tips or advice you can give I would be grateful to you. Here\'s a helpful hint I will share: Put on some Jazzy Christmas music while you quilt and it makes the whole experience a little more fun. ...even when ya gotta do some ripping... Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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