Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Quilt #2 and Exercise

I have been working on two different quilts and have finished the tops to both.  That is the easy part.

I went to the community center to work on the large scrappy quilt.  I set up several tables so I could lay out the three layers and get them pinned together while keeping each layer as wrinkle free as possible.  It was hard work.  In the process of either setting up or taking down those tables, I did some damage.  My knee cap is black and blue and my shin too.  I managed a small cut just below my knee.  All on the left leg.

It looks like I have taken up a rough and tumble contact sport instead of a sedate activity like sewing.

And let me tell you, maneuvering a large quilt around a small machine to do the quilting is labor intensive as well.  First of all, it involves setting up extra tables to hold the weight.  Then there is all the adjusting and readjusting to keep all the layers smooth.  I'm hoping my arms will muscle up.

Maybe I'll go out for a long bike ride.  It's a lot easier on the joints.


  1. Gorgeous quilts! So sorry that you got so beaten up!!

  2. Getting and keeping the layers smooth is so hard. Are you quilting it on your sewing machine? Free form or stitch in the ditch?

    1. I have done the ditch around the squares and I am considering doing some stipling around the borders--all on my machine.

  3. Who knew quilting was a contact hobby? Sorry you took a beating but glad you won and had such grand results. I really like the last one.

  4. A contact sport indeed. You'll need knee pads.

  5. Strength training while sewing! Indeed - biking may be easier (it would be for me). The quilts are lovely.

  6. They are beautiful. I love quilts but I just don't have the patience to do one -- but I can admire yours.


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