Sunday, February 22, 2009

The Zebras are ready

The Zebra quilt is loaded on the long-arm quilting machine. Marcia adjusts the tension of the quilt layers on the rollers. The top, batting, and backing fabrics are fed together from their rollers and pinned to the back roller.

The stitching part of the process begins as Marcia creates parallel line patterns along this part of the quilt. After fighting with a rayon thread that kept breaking, she settled on cotton threads to get the job done.

The completed quilt poses on one of the design walls. As previously announced, it will be donated to the Women Helping Girls fundraiser.

A close-up of the stitching shows the results of the long-arm quilting. A left-click will display finer detail.

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