Monday, September 12, 2022

Quilting the Coral Snake Quilt, a.k.a. CandyLand

 Remember CandyLand? 

I'm working on quilting it on my domestic machine. Because of all the curves in the piecing, I want straight lines in a diagonal grid for the quilting. 

This quilt is big, 60 x 80, and the quilting is slow going. I started by marking and stitching across the diagonal in every block, breaking where the snake is. Then I marked and stitched halfway between the previous quilting. That's where it's at now and the grid is about 3-1/2". 

I will continue stitching between the quilting until I have about a 7/8" grid behind the snakes.  That's a lot of passes and a lot of stops and starts. I'm not burying all those thread tails, just shortening my stitch length and clipping threads. (This quilt is just for me and I don't care if it gets demerits from the quilt police.)

Now that the grid is about 3-1/2", I hope I can use the guides that attach to my walking foot so I don't have to mark the next passes; we'll see. So far measuring and marking has worked out well. 

At the rate I'm going it'll take another couple of months to complete the quilting. That's okay, no rush. No deadline. 


  1. I agree with shortening your stitch length! Burying threads is definitely not one of my favorite things to do ;-) It's looking good!!

  2. A lot of work, but it will be worth it!

  3. What a great quilt, so many bits! Can't wait to see it complete (but I will) Thank you so much for sharing. Stay safe and sew on !