I just finished combining the two halves of this queen-size quilt into the one 12X12 block main top. Every inch of the quilting, sewing blocks together and sewing the two halves together was done on my W&G treadle. I'll have to do some hand work on the back side to further secure the quilting tails and joined seams, but that can wait until I get the borders on and finished.
Here's a photo of the completed quilted top...
Main top of quilt. Has been completely quilted at this point.
Only the borders and binding remain to be done
I am so far very pleased with how this quilt is turning out. It is FAR from perfect in terms of my quilting skills. I'm a beginner and not much of a perfectionist. I'm making this quilt to be used. I feel very satisfied that this is a very sturdy quilt and will hold up to daily use well. I double stitched the joined seam blocks and halves to add strength.
What I have learned up to this point:
- I WILL piece, join and quilt with the W&G machine as often as I can.
- I WILL NOT quilt a large project on a W&G again, because the "harp" opening is just too small to wrestle a large project through to quilt in straight lines. The halves were not too bad, but finishing the quilting down the center seam with the whole top together was quite a battle
- I WILL straight-stitch quilt a small project with the W&G's.
- I WILL use my W&G's to sew just about anything and as often as I can. LOVE THEM!!