And one project is finished!

The binding is on, the label is in place and stitched down, the marking lines have been washed out, and the little quilt is finished. I call it “Celebrate January”:

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I am particularly happy with the quilting. I used my regular machine – a quilting model 545, “Lily”, by Husqvarna (Viking) – 2001 vintage. I used Silky 8040 silver metallic thread to make the pretty star stitch along with the straight line stitching. I tried using my walking foot, but that just created a mess on the back side of the quilt. After picking out my mess, I used the regular foot instead and it quilted up just fine. No free motion quilting here. The metallic thread required me to slow down my stitching. I believe I put in about 25 hours at the machine on the quilting – each section took 20 to 30 minutes.


I love the sparkle!! I may have to put up special lights in my display area!

I wish my photos showed a little more sparkle!! So happy to have a project done in 2018.

What is up next? 28377825_10210839490519894_8511515900944604475_n

Big stitching the “Westering Women” quilt.

Billie, a Barefootin’ Quilter

About travel4wine2013

I am a quilter now that I have retired from teaching kindergarten.
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One Response to And one project is finished!

  1. Paula Gomez says:

    Beautiful work, Sister!


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