I’ve made good progress quilting the Sequenced quilt this week. At 60″ x 80″, it’s a good size to manipulate through the throat space of my Juki TL-2200 QVP Mini, which has a throat space of approximately 8 3/4″ wide by 5 3/4″ tall.
I started out with the matching background thread, 50wt Aurifil 1200 (Blue Violet) and stitched around all of the pieced elements of the quilt top. I spent 2 afternoons completing all the stich in the ditch work, and I was pleased with how smooth the backing looks when I laid it out to check before moving on to the next step. To help keep the fabric from bunching, I started my stitch in the ditch work at one short end and worked from “top to bottom” so to speak.
Next, I started the rest of the walking foot quilting, which is following the marked lines in each of the 12 elongated oval shapes across the quilt top. Again, I am opting to work from “top to bottom” and as this was the first time I was crossing over a previously quilted line, I wanted to check to see how that looked on the back of the quilt after the first shape.
Now that the first row of shapes has been filled in, I’m feeling more confident. The marked lines are still easy for me to see and follow on the quilt top, even given all the smooshing that I’ve had to do to spin the quilt around and around. Hopefully all the lines will last long enough for me not to need to remark any, but time will tell how that goes. For now, I have more quilting to do! Once I get the walking foot quilting completed, I plan to switch to my free motion quilting foot to fill in the back and forth line filled areas from my quilting plan (shared below for reference).
Happy April and I hope you have a great weekend!