Moda Blockheads 2020 on the Longarm!

The Churn Dash quilt is still waiting for me to bury all the threads and turn the binding, but neither of those is a job I mind doing when I’m in the mood for handwork, or sewing with the girls, so it can wait. I thought while I was still somewhat motivated to quilt, I’d get started on the modified Moda Blockheads quilt from last year that’s also been waiting to be quilted.

I had already picked a pantograph out for this quilt, but I’m not loving Panto’s as much as I used to, even though I really, really dislike doing custom. I’m actually about a third of the way through this top, and if I could stay motivated, I could get it done soon! But…

There’s always a but. I keep rolling the quilt back looking at my setting triangles and I know that since I keep looking to assure myself the quilting in them is adequate, I know that it’s not and I am going to have to rip them all out. I have seven of them quilted. The design I put in them just isn’t dense enough to look right with the densely quilted blocks.

I would probably do better to do the remainder of them in something more appropriate, and leave them until the rest of the quilt is done, otherwise I will surely lose interest.

I don’t know why Miss Myrtle can’t work on frogging them all out during the night like a good assistant would, but I guarantee the divine Miss M won’t do it! Bah humbug.

It’s going to rain all week long. I’ll probably gain five pounds back since I won’t be able to walk. Lunch? Pizza. Yep. Not helping.

CJ Tinkle

This Post Has 16 Comments

  1. Kim

    I think it looks very nice

    1. tinksquared

      Thanks Kim! Setting triangles still getting ripped out 🙂

  2. Sue S Lyon

    I think the quilting is beautiful.

    1. tinksquared

      Right? I’m absolutely, positively mental. I know it!

  3. Diane Obernesser

    The quilting is gorgeous. Can’t make out the quilting in the setting triangles due to the fabric. But you’re the best judge. You’re on a roll.

    1. tinksquared

      Thanks Diane. That’s because I knew how wrong they looked and didn’t place the light so you could see the quilting. I’ve already started taking it out, but think I will go ahead and quilt the rest of it, and take it off the frame to rip those blocks out. My back can’t handle it otherwise.

  4. Susan

    I think you are way to critical of your work. It’s gorgeous and should be left alone. Are you keeping it? Or gifting it? Keep….put it on a spare bed. Gifting…they’ll love it just the way it is. GUARANTEED!!!

    1. tinksquared

      Thank you :). We don’t have a spare bed. I use both upstairs bedrooms for my sewing and office. I keep all of my quilts now. But too late, I will be ripping the setting triangles out and re-doing them.

  5. sandra

    I think your quilting is very nice

    1. tinksquared

      Thanks Kim, but I’m still ripping those setting blocks out. If my motivation keeps going, I’ll have the rest of it done this week, then will take it off the frame to rip those out.

  6. It’s so beautiful! I understand about the ripping out of something that just isn’t quite right, despite all my friends saying, “It’s perfect! Don’t take it out!” If it doesn’t feel right, I gotta rip, gotta rip, gotta rip. 😂

    1. tinksquared

      Yep! What’s really annoying is that I knew as soon as I stitch the first one out it wasn’t right and yet I kept going.

  7. Bernice

    It is sew beautiful! I keep forgetting to come over here, now to catch up on your posts!

    1. tinksquared

      No worries, I’m ditching the blog and headed back to Facebook 🙂

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