Saturday, May 31, 2014

WIP - MQG Challenge Quilt - Update #2

For the Modern Quilt Guild Challenge, I have been working steadily on my challenge quilt.  I showed you the completed quilt top in this post and now I have been working on quilting the 70" square quilt.

I am now over 10 hours into the quilting (I like quilting but I must admit that I am about done with this one). In the dark gray sections I used a dense back and forth quilting pattern with the lines being about 1/4 inch apart.  I knew that it was going to take a while but I did not think that it would be this long (I am glad that I abandoned the matchstick quilting idea).  To give you an idea on size, the outer most border alone is over a yard x WOF total area to quilt.

I am now in the middle of quilting the patterned areas with a small meandering pattern.  I wanted something that would contrast with the more geometric areas in gray and meandering seemed to fit the bill.

Here is a view of the quilt back showing some of the quilting.

My hope is to have this quilt finished up by this upcoming Friday.  I can see the end of the quilt and I am excited to finish up :)

I hope that you are having a wonderful weekend!


  1. Nice job! I really like the dense back and forth lines. I can't wait to see it all done. :-)

  2. I'm doing the same as you, but no going back and forth. I've done more than half the quilt at 1/2 inch. I was supposed to do 1/4. Maybe I'll quit that last part. I will finish everything (I planned framed FMQ in some parts of the quilt) and I will see. I think it will depend on the deadline. Your grey thread looks good on the pink fabric, I'm a little bit surprised by that.

  3. All that intense quilting is looking wonderful, Cheryl - well worth the effort, so hang in there! :o) Looking forward to your finish and cheering you on....

  4. Whew! You took on a big commitment with this one, but all that work is going to add quite the dimension to the quilt. Keep going!

  5. Wow, I love dense quilting and this looks fantastic; it is going to be *sew* worth it when you are done! I am really excited to see how this finished out for you!

  6. It looks fantastic!! I cannot wait to see the finished quilt!

  7. All the extra work is definitely adding depth to this already beautiful quilt-top. Love the sneak peek so far, Cheryl :)



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