Repetitive? Too much??? Getting closer……

To the finish and I’ll bet you’re glad,too!!! The corner blocks are finishedIMG_0655 and the only border left is the outer green one. Yay!!!!

See ya later………………………………….


About treadlemusic

A quilter who rides motorcycle, living on a small hobby farm in southeastern Minnesota. Grandmother and Great Grandmother.
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23 Responses to Repetitive? Too much??? Getting closer……

  1. Mary C says:


  2. Rosemarazzle says:

    Rosemary B here:
    Wowie perdy perdy perdy

  3. ruthiequilts says:

    Definitely not too much! I could look at this over and over! Lovely work…

  4. Pip says:

    I like how you have quilted that corner block, very clever, the quilting shows off the bird quite nicely.

    • treadlemusic says:

      There are many of these in this panel/”whole cloth” and I’ve really had fun adding the stitches!! I love panels for just the reason pointed out……the added stitching brings a flat ‘whole cloth’ to life in quite a magnificent way!!!! And, you may have noticed, I love the stitching process much more than the piecing process!!!! Hugs……….

  5. You make an attractive but ordinary fabric into something SPECTACULAR! I love your quilting and I am so inspired by it!

  6. witchylin says:

    Fantastic. It has been a journey but a very interesting one. Can’t wait to see the final stitches. 😉

  7. mtetar says:

    You are so much closer to me it looks finished. It is pretty. Be Blessed, Mtetar

  8. Thread crazy says:

    Now that corner block is definitely a keeper – love it! The way you quilted it makes the block look so amazing!

  9. Anita says:

    Very nice….waiting to see it live!

  10. KerryCan says:

    Okay, so I don’t really understand machine quilting. Is the quilting done on the cardinal done “freehand”? Are you just making it up as you go along (and, if so, WOW) or are you using a pattern on a computerized machine? It’s beautiful!

    • treadlemusic says:

      I quilt on a sit-down long-arm quilting machine (see: ). My stitching is completely hand guided/free hand. This can be done on my Juki or Bernina or any other home sewing machine, it’s just that the larger (harp) space allows for ease of movement for full sized quilts/larger projects. I use no markings or patterns but just let the quilt “speak to me” as far as what basic design I do and go from there. It’s “doodling” with thread!!!!
      That was a wonderful question you asked and I will try to do a post to further clarify my process. Hugs……

  11. Gmama Jane says:

    Your stitches are beautiful!! I am learning FMQ on my domestic machine and my stitches are so close together it looks like lines rather than nicely spaced stitches. Any suggestions?
    Gmama Jane

    • treadlemusic says:

      I really hate to say this but it will come after a bit of time spent with your machine……..It really is true….practice, practice, practice! I know you can do it!!!! Thanks so much for stopping by and taking a moment to leave a few words. Please come again….hugs……..

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