Monday, October 05, 2015

ladder leap quilting in progress

My latest quilt finish was 7 weeks and 4 days ago.
That's a long time (for me) and it makes me twitchy.
If all goes according to plan, that will change this week!
I am looking forward to snuggling under this quilt while hand binding.
Amazingly enough, I'm not even dreading the 100 thread ends I will need to bury.
It'll all be worth it!

Happy Monday to you!

32 comments:

Frau Hiltrud said...

Oh, I love this one already!

Izzy said...

Nice colors !!

The Joyful Quilter said...

It looks like it's going to be a bright and cheerful quilt!! (I need one of those about now... with all the dreary days we've had hear in NC.) Guess I better get busy!!!

Carole @ From My Carolina Home said...

I know just what you mean, I go a bit nuts if I cannot put thread into fabric, LOL!! I finally got one to the quilting stage this past week, my last finish was about 5 weeks ago, a charity quilt. You are not alone! I am very familiar with that twitchy feeling.

Leanne said...

Your quilt is lovely.

the zen quilter said...

Just a glimpse of this one makes me happy - it looks so great!

the zen quilter said...

Just a glimpse of this one makes me happy - it looks so great!

Anja @ Anja Quilts said...

Great colours. Good luck with quilting.

Rieann said...

Silly question, Amanda Jean, but why don't you bury the ends as you go? Just wondering.

Suzanne said...

Hi friend, your ladders are exciting. Happy FMQ. It's a pretty design.

Southern Gal said...

Beautiful.

Debbi said...

I cannot wait to see the quilting!

Diane Beavers said...

Amanda Jean, I love it! What a rainbow of color. All solid Kona's?
Previously was never a fan of grey anything, but this is just smashing

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gretchenscorner said...

What a pretty quilt, love the fabrics. Just what I need, another quilt idea on the list! Looking forward to seeing her completely finished. Gretchen

Bobbi D. said...

Love this. can't wait to see it when it is finished!

Judy in Michigan said...

Do you use a self threading needle to bury threads? I find that part of the process very satisfying but I now try to take very short stitches when starting and ending my fmq to enable snipping the ends. So far, I like to do it this way. Can't wait to see the finished quilt.

Cut&Alter said...

Looking good - here's hoping for a finish or Friday!

margaret said...

this is very colourfuland a great snuggle quilt, I enjoy the hand stitching with the binding but not the burying threads so much

Melissa Corry said...

I love that you keep an exact day count ;)

Amanda J said...

I'm yet to work out how to quilt but why do you need to bury ends??

Cindy Maki said...

I love gray as a background and use it quite frequently. I also love to use gray or silver thread. I wonder why that is.!! Your ladder quilt is smashing.

Karen said...

Just beautiful! Gorgeous quilting!

Lynne Tilley said...

I love this quilt! Enjoy the process :) :)

C. Heinrichs Good Earth Quilting said...

Great work and I'm looking forward to the finish, Yeah!!

amandajean said...

Rieann,

Usually I bury the thread ends as I go, but I was anxious to get the quilting done! I can bury the ends in the evenings when my kids are home and then I don't need to be at my machine.

Hope that helps!

AJ

amandajean said...

Diane Beavers,

yes, all Kona cottons....and I LOVE gray! Thanks for your kind words.

AJ

amandajean said...

Judy in Michigan,

I used to use a self-threading needle, but it seemed to shred my threads. Now I use a large eyed needle. It's easy to thread and it goes pretty quick.

I hope that helps!

AJ

amandajean said...

Amanda J,

I bury the thread ends because there is a lot of starting and stopping. I chose to quilt the elements of the quilt separately, using different colored threads for each of the blocks and another color for the background. It's a lot of extra work, but it seemed like the best option for this particular quilt.

I hope that helps!

AJ

Wanda H said...

Looking good!

Alycia said...

That's a neat quilt - here is to the twitches going away!

Jessica Christensen said...

This looks fantastic! I can't wait to see it finished!

Sandy said...

Loving it!