I have what I call Quilt Attention Deficit Disorder. I have so many that I want to work on that I had to start another one. It really is not a problem because I do finish them eventually, and it keeps me from getting bored with any one. It is nice to have different quilts in progress because each one is a bit different in the way I quilt it and I can change off depending on my mood. All the quilts I am currently working on have relatively precise stitching requirements with a very small needle and 40 weight quilting thread. I decided to start another one and I am using 12 weight thread and an big embroidery needle. It is a totally different way of quilting.
I purchased the top quite a while ago and have been wanting to get to work on it for a long time. here are a few pictures of the vintage top.
It is machine pieced and honestly it is not very precisely done but I have no problem with that at all!… I love it as it is….It feels spontaneous.
The fabric is very thick…this is not your standard quilt fabric! It is like a gabardine twill. I could not imagine trying to do standard little quilting stitches on this. Normally I do between 8 and 12 stitches per inch depending on the quilt. For this one I am doing 5-6 with a contrasting thread. The backing is muslin and the batting is wool so that makes it easier to quilt. I am just quilting it as I go, by the piece, no marking…I want to keep it spontaneous to fit the top.
I have just started so I don’t have a lot done but here are a few pictures. (Click to enlarge)