Friday, January 29, 2016

Antler Dance, Just Finished

With the bug that's going around, I didn't think I'd get Antler Dance finished this week - no energy. But it's my main January goal and today I'm feeling better, so I was able to get the binding sewn down and snap a couple of photos.
Antler Dance, 76"
I found a few stray threads that still need to be buried, and it needs to be washed and blocked, and it needs a label, but I'm counting it as a finish for January. Maybe I'll get some better glamour shots later.
Antler Dance Spiral Quilting Detail
I'm pleased overall with how the spiral quilting came out. It's nice and even and wasn't too difficult on my big new machine. You can see the center of the spiral here. Actually, the print camouflages the wobbles at the very center pretty well!

However, I still have some issues with the even feed on my new machine vs. the actual walking foot on my old machine. There are five or six tiny puckers that I know of on the top. I never got puckers with the walking foot. I'm signed up for the Bernina class from the dealer in March, so I'll learn more about fine-tuning the adjustments to avoid puckers in the future. There's no way I could have wrestled this quilt through the throat in my old machine. This quilt weighs a ton!

Linking up with Friday Finish at Crazy Mom Quilts and Whoop Whoop Friday at Confessions of a Fabric Addict


  1. Congrats on getting this finished. Sometimes quilting through colds helps me stay sane. I really like the effect the spiral quilting gives your fun design.

  2. Congratulations on the finish, and for feeling well enough to get it there. I hope you continue to feel better.

  3. Congratulations on a finish even when you weren't feeling great. Quilting is good medicine! Your spirals look wonderful--and I was struck by how well they showed up on the backing fabric, too, in the picture you put up the other day.

  4. Glad you're feeling better. That "stuff" has been getting a lot of folks down, but our crowd has missed it for the most part. Last thing I want is to get sick with a fragile invalid in the house ...

  5. Congrats on the finish. It looks great. This version reminds me of branches laying in the snow.

  6. I'm calling it a finish too Jan..and a fantastic one at that! One question, what does "blocked" mean?

  7. Hope you feel better. Nicely quilted.

  8. This is gorgeous, I love it! I really like how simple the fabric choices are, they perfectly highlight the pattern of the quilt!


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