" Do you not know?
Have you not heard???

The LORD is the everlasting GOD,
the Creator of the ends of the earth.

He will not grow tired or weary,
and His understanding no one can fathom.
He gives strength to the weary,
and increases the power of the weak.
Even youths grow tired and weary,
and young men stumble and fall;
but those who hope in the LORD
will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
they will run and not grow weary,
they will walk and not be faint." Isaiah 40:28-31

"The Sovereign LORD has given me an instructed tongue, to know the word that sustains the weary.
He wakens me morning by morning, wakens my ear to listen like one being taught." Isaish 50:4

Friday, October 15, 2010

What channel are YOU on?

I'm CHANNEL quilting, thank you very much, Christina of A FEW SCRAPS.........until I joined her quiltalong, I never thought of 'straight' line quilting as an activity that you could do by free-motion.  Now, understand, the lines are REALLY NOT straight.......and that's part of the LOVE !
No more walking foot, which didn't work right and distorted the quilt.
sneak peek at the back
This is wonderful to do........yes, your channels get wide and narrow, but it's still much easier than figuring out where to 'meander to' next !  And I think it's easier on the arms, too.  I'm sewing forwards and backwards alternately, and I don't think that there's much distortion going on, if any.  I was forewarned after reading the post that inspired this quilting, and I made sure that I basted very closely........I did threadbasting.  I know it'll be a job to remove, but I'd rather do that than stop and remove all those clanky pins, and I think it prevents shifting better than the pins, as well.

Are you having any trouble inserting pictures lately? 
If I have a good night, I can insert ONE photo, and then the browse button is frozen !
I have to publish the post, and then go back and edit it to insert another photo !

Anyway, there are 5 rows of blocks in the quilt, and I've quilted 3, so I only have 2/5ths of the quilt to go !  And I'm loving it, praise the LORD !


  1. Morning Dolly, Ahhh, that stinks, that you can't post more than one picture at a time. Dear old Blogger....how you frustrate us at times! I had such trouble posting a header photo....I gave up. Period. Blogger said it would resize the photo but did it ?...nope...huge. Your machine quilting looks like a good thing you've got going there. I kind of want to make a mini like the pumpkin pillow on Dawn's blog. But it wouldn't get quilted I think. We're off soon to do some visiting, inviting a few folks to church perhaps. have a nice day! I like your Etsy wishllist....what a good idea !!!

  2. yay, looks great! such fun quilting this way, isn't it?

  3. I love the channel quilting! I am wandering around the sewing room looking for a project to channel quilt! :D Thank you for the post and the pictures.


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