Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Closer to quilting

this new favourite of mine. The quilt top went together so quickly - the pattern is from the book the Modern Quilt Workshop - the slowdown in finishing began with finding a backing fabric. I decided to use an all white sheet for the backing. Then I discovered a flaw in the fabric that I couldn't work around. My solution? Take some inspiration from Amandajean's quilting expertise and add a pieced strip into the solid backing. Problem solved!
I just need to decide on my machine quilting. The tried and true stippling? That would be easy. Yet, I'm leaning towards trying some long, curvy lines instead. I'm becoming too predictable by using stippling as my quilting style default. The next hurdle? Coming up with something to use for the binding! ;o)

13 comments:

  1. That's a neat pattern! It will look wonderful when it's completed.

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  2. Very nice! The back looks delicious!

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  3. Love the pattern ... may need to buy that book!

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  4. i just made a smaller quilt with long wavy lines - used the walking foot, so not super wavy, but i like how it turned out and will do it again:-)
    this one is a beauty!

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  5. Very clever - love the back and the front! Can't wait to see how you finish it.

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  6. Love this pattern and the colors you chose!!!

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  7. Love the dimensional look to the quilt. I may have to switch from crazy quilting to sane (traditional) quilting.
    Really nice. Can't wait to see it finished.
    Debra

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  8. Just gorgeous - the aqua and red are such a cheerful combination.

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  9. this is so pretty...adore the colors and the back is such a special touch!

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  10. What a beautiful quilt top! Great work!

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  11. i love it!!! and aren't pieced backings just the best thing ever?

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