Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Traveling Miles On a Quilt!

The on-going saga of FMQing my Expanding Possibilities quilt. Are you getting tired of seeing the same quilt, week after week??  I'm getting tired of stitching the same quilt week after week. I'm on my third spool of Isacord thread, they're a thousand meters each. That's 2.5 kilometers or about 1.5 miles of thread! The quilt is only about 52"x 72", that's a lot of thread! But the good news is that I now can see the end, although it's been a great quilt to practice on for my Leah Day homework.

Large scale Matrix

I practiced some swirls in a row as part of my November SoCalGal FMQ Challenge and some fun bouncy paisley, just 'cause!

Maybe next week I'll have this quilt completed and you can start looking at a whole new quilt!

I did actually start and finish a little project this week, a pillow for my grandson's birthday.
Flag front

Buffalo Bills fleece back.
I gave this to him on Sunday and he carried it around everywhere! I feel great that he liked it. It sure made this gramma feel good!

My stats for the week:
In-process: (4)
Purple heart wall hanging  (quilting and binding)
Expanding Possibilities quilt (Continuing to quilt)
Elephant quilt
Storybook quilt # 2 - All embroidery is done, plain blocks are cut and white border. Backs are cut.

New projects: (1)
Flag pillow

Finished (1)
Flag pillow
I'm linking up with  Freshly Pieced for WIP Wednesday and The Free Motion Quilting Project for QAL Wednesday

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced
Free Motion Quilt Along

Color Me Quilty!



  1. Your quilt is looking great! I love the variety of stitching designs in it.

    PS - I got an envelope in the mail yesterday. Thanks!

  2. Wow Pat! The amount of quilting really becomes impressive when you put it in km/miles! It's looking great, and I love the use of matrix over the 'v' diagonals.

  3. Yes counting the amount of thread staggers me. It sure is stunning though.

  4. It is stunning, definitely not tired of seeing it! I love that bouncy paisley quilting, so pretty! I look forward to seeing the finished quilt, with all two miles of quilting!!

  5. Great quilting, the red thread is very interesting.

  6. Your quilt is beautiful and no, I am not tired for seeing it. To the contrary, I love seeing the progress. Your pillows are really cute too!

  7. My kids are Bills fans, so your pillow would be right up their alley. Your quilt is beautiful.

  8. Keep up the great work!
    Have a great day.
    Always, Queenie

  9. I really enjoy seeing your quilts progress, and the FMQ is amazing as always!

  10. Perfect place to put the matrix! It looks beautiful! And, whoa! That's a lot of thread!!

  11. Your quilt looks fantastic! Wasn't matrix fun?! ~Jeanne

  12. Awesome, awesome quilt. Love the quilting. Great Job!

  13. Looks brilliant, well worth the miles of thread.

  14. Beautiful quilt! So interesting to look at!