Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Lines, Lines and More Lines!

I chose to quilt the new Peace quilt with straight lines, but this time vertical lines 1/2" apart. That, is a whole bunch of straight lines. I find it a challenge to keep them vertical and straight. Time consuming, but worth it. Such a clean, modern look. There are a few boo boos in there. I call them "Bruno curves". Those are the wacky curves that happen when Bruno, my loving black lab, comes to my sewing table, puts his nose under my arm and flips my elbow to say "enough already!" I'm so busy concentrating on the quilting, that it surprises me every time and I lose control of the quilt, and hence, a Bruno curve. He's a pretty sweet guy to make sure I get a break every couple of hours.
While the machine was set up for quilting, I quilted my chevron block to make it into a potholder. I experimented with extending the angles in the chevron with quilting lines. It's fun to have small things to play with.
On to binding! Should be able to show you the new "Give Peace a Chance" quilt (that really is a peace sign) tomorrow!

14 comments:

Marianne, aka Ranger Anna said...

I call my Bruno curves the "Mom! He's looking at me again!" curves. My kids have quilting radar~~they always know when to pick a fight...

Love the chevron quilting, great idea.

Contented Caroline said...

Loving the new blog layout Jacquie.

BaileyGirl5 said...

I know exactly what Bruno is doing! My Jada does the same thing and it means she needs attention and a pet on the head. She does that in the morning while I'm at the computer perusing blogs and drinking coffee. Usually as I am bring the coffee cup up to my lips .....

Jenny said...

Love what you did on both. The story of the Bruno curves are just the reason why imperfections in quilting are AWESOME. Imagine pulling out the quilt and remembering each moment of love he shared with you trying to get you up and playing.

My gals usually interrupt me with crazy antics, but one day they will be grown and I'll have all my badly stitched FMQ inches to hug and remember.

Suzanne said...

I foresee some day a technical term called Bruno curves written up in the quilting books. They add character to the quilts.

Live a Colorful Life said...

that is a lot of close-together quilting. I have no pet or children in the house to bump my curves, but yet there they are. I will have to come up with some other clever name I suppose...

Kekibird said...

I've seen this straight line quilting look a few times this week and I'm just in love with it. Very clean. And I love your color choices.

Esch House Quilts said...

Don't forget to give Bruno credit on the label for his design assistance :)

Anonymous said...

LOL, My dog sits peacfuully for hours, Though I listen to my ipod while quilting and have a habbit of singing along and the hubby comes in and says I m hhurting his ears, Scares the crap out of me every time.
Look at you with them fancy "showing" hangers. I need to get me some. :)

Rachel said...

I'm in awe of your dedication to all those paralell lines.

The extended chevron quilting looks great!

Venus de Hilo said...

My quilting lines have Cosmo curves, from the cat pouncing on a basting safety pin and trying to pull it off with his teeth. Makes me laugh every time, although I try to discourage him.

audreypawdrey said...

The chevron block looks awesome. I am definitely trying this tutorial out.

MightyMom said...

I may need to borrow Bruno occasionally! I find myself either asleep with the needle in hand or painfully stiff and sore from long periods of sewing!

SewHappyGeek said...

Oh your poor neck must be aching! But the quilting looks fab, so that was a good day's work, or week, you know what I mean!