Machine Quilting

Decent progress is being made on machine quilting the dolly dress quilt. The time consuming part is securing the stitches when I come to each dress.
Painter's tape was being used as a way of marking the diagonal lines. I have found that the tape gets in the way. At times, while staying clear of the tape, the stitching lines would go wayward (not so good). Therefore, the diagonal lines are lightly marked with a silver pencil. Specifically, a Berol Verithin #753 which is used to mark blue prints. The stitching is going faster and straighter. The pencil idea came from Gretchen's Little Corner. Of course, I tested the washout capability on a practice piece. The light gray lines can also be erased with an artist's white eraser.

Last weekend I attended my first quilt retreat. Approximately 60-70 people attended. One can work on their UFOs or take a class.
Bay Shore Camp, Sebewaing, MI
Paula Nadelstern of kaleidoscope quilt fame taught a two-day workshop and gave a lecture. Some of the ladies completed their starbursts. Paula will be teaching in Paducah next month.

Please check out other WIPs this week at Esther's fun blog.



  1. More darling dresses-where to you come up with the ideas for your combinations? They are wonderful and so cheerful. Any little girl would loves all these dresses in her closet.

  2. Your dolly dress quilt is adorable...can't wait to see it in person!!!!

  3. Beautiful! I'm glad you found a marking method that works for you.