Saturday, January 24, 2009

String Quilt in progress

Here is the heartstrings quilt I started in the last post. The top is done and turned out to be a little larger than a twin. I've named it "Cree Dreams". My BF thinks that it matches my heritage. I'm Blackfeet and Cree Indian. My mom would always say when I was dressed in a lot of color that the Cree was coming out in me. Well, that's a good thing. So when he saw this quilt coming together he said the same thing. I told him well who'll know what color it is when the lights are out? I love it and when piecing it, I would send him pictures of my progress. When it was in this stage, he said that he did think it was cool. It looks 3D. It does but it wasn't by design. It got me to thinking that I should do another and concentrate on making it 3D. What's really neat about this quilt is I got to use my stash. The only fabric I bought was the backing (brown flannel) and the dark border.

I have the quilt on my HQ16 but am having tension issues so I'm stalled for the moment. I have checked and rechecked the threading, oiled it, but in a new needle and will check today to see if I have the needle in correctly. When I get it quilted I will post a picture.