Middles

As in mid-way, partly completed, and on the way there. I finally got started on quilting my Hallowe’en quilt, Spooky Jack. I started by stitching in the ditch around the pumpkin and the borders. For the pumpkin, I tried some dot to dot quilting in the eyes and nose (note, I really need a proper ruler foot) then did some wavy lines in the mouth. I stitched curved lines down the face using a gold variegated thread then filled between with various FMQ motifs. This is still ongoing, then I’ll decide what to do for the rest. Definitely doable to finish by Hallowe’en.

Before that you may have seen my glamp stitchalot quilt. I need to add a final border then I’m going to use a split batting/backing technique so I don’t have to deal with the whole bulk and hopefully get this quilted on my Pfaff domestic without swearing too much. I’m going to use a lot of meandering in the busy sections and save the fancy stitching for where it will actually be visible.

And an actual finished project is this fun knitted pumpkin, pattern by Knit Equals Joy on Ravelry. Knitted using worsted yarn on 3-3/4 mm needles, it’s about 10 inches diameter. Named Midnight Spider Pumpkin.

Thanks for sticking with me. I’m linking up with Brag about your Beauties with Michelle at From Bolt to Beauty.

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9 comments

  1. The quilting looks very nice. I do my quilting on a domestic machine also. Moving large quilts takes some strength. It usually gets me in the shoulders. Thanks for sharing.

    1. It’s definitely a workout to quilt a large quilt! I rarely do more than an hour per day (let’s face it, I rarely have more than an hour per day to sew…)

      Lisa

      On Fri, Oct 19, 2018, 10:41 PM Lisa in Port Hope, wrote:

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  2. These are all great projects but I really love that knitted pumpkin with its awesome spiders on the side.

  3. Hi Lisa! What a fun pumpkin you have knit, and to keep with that theme a quilt featuring pumpkins. Your quilting looks lovely – I love all the different techniques you feature. Meandering seems like the perfect way to quilt something rather quickly but still give it quilty goodness in areas that don’t really matter. Happy Saturday to you! ~smile~ Roseanne

  4. What fun holiday projects! I’ve never seen knitted pumpkins before. The blue is a fun twist👍🏻😊

  5. Thanks for the laugh, Lisa! Everything I know about you says you’re a sweet lady. I can’t imagine you swearing at a quilt! Best of luck on that project, and congratulations on your knitted pumpkin. (I can’t say I’ve ever seen one of those before!)

  6. […] up was of course my Hallowe’en quilt. Quilting is finally finished. Because I stitched in the ditch around the pumpkin and each border, […]

  7. It’s beautiful

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