This week's task was very interesting. Even though I didn't get into quilting too long ago. I already have many UFO's. To the matter of fact my very first pieced quilt was never finished. I had used a charm pack to piece the quilt with 6 rows and 6 columns. The past weekend I added an additional row and two borders. The first one is 2.5" width and 2nd one is 5.5inch width.
Here is the picture of the quilt top all finished.
Pieced Quilt Top
This is the black fabric I going was originally going to use for my backing. But I didn't have enough fabric to do so. I guess when I bought these fabrics I didn't have any idea about how much fabric would be required for the backing, borders etc. Any way I might plan to make another quilt just like this. Or use this black fabric as the center for a different quilt. I love the flowers and have been tempted to just quilt around them and make them pop on my Quilt top. I will definitely do a post on this if I do another quilt with this. I'm just so in love with this black fabric. It looks like flowers floating in water. The colors are really vibrant.
Black flowers fabric by Kitty Yashodha for Benartex
I got the quilt top all ready by Monday evening and its now Wednesday evening and still haven't got a moment to baste my quilt.
This week I'm struggling to find time to quilt. I can't wait for the baby to get back to his normal schedule of sleeping at night and taking his naps. The basting step seems to be never happening.
Its Thursday morning on March 1st, I finally got time to baste my quilt. Hopefully I should be able to finish quilting it tonight. Lets see...
Its Thursday midnight or Friday early morning ;) and I finally got to finish up my quilt. Binding is yet to be done. But thinking of doing it later and adding the picture.
I wanted to share my experience with large scale stippling. I would have to say it was kind of tough. I think the last one I did with the Butterfly quilt was about 1/2inch wide. Which seemed to be a perfect size for me. This time I started with 3/4inch wide stippling but at some places you might see that its as wide as 1inch. I did do the quadrant quilting like Leah's mentions in her blogs. I following everything she is saying but I really don't have any control over either on my rows nor the direction it went. But somehow each time I managed to fully quilt one quadrant and then moved to the next adjacent one.
Also the other thing I noticed I was doing is like Leah shows in her Quilt Along - Week 9 above is that I was trying to look at my quilt too to see what I had stitched before. And that position was straining my neck. I didn't have the same problem when I did the 1/2 inch stippling. So, my conclusion is that large scale stippling is really challenging on my domestic sewing machine.
Welcome to the Day 4 of We Support You Blog hop. I first wanted to thank these two amazing ladies, Mdm Samm for organizing this hop and our wonderful cheerleader for the hop Pat from Line in the Scrapatch continuously cheering us throughout the hop. This is for a great cause and I made th is pillow for my close friend Lillian who was diagnosed with breast cancer few years back. She has been doing a great job fighting it and this is to support her. Indelible We Support You Pillow - pattern by Madm Samm Pillow Back - Indelible fabrics by the amazing Katarina Roccella I am celebrating 3 year anniversary for my blog and couple of other reasons as well. Here is the link to the giveaway on my blog, click here . Okay now checkout the other ladies in the bloghop: Feb 3 rd My Quilting Journey (You're here) Creativity Amongst Chaos Peanut's Patchwork KaHolly I hope you're enjoying this blog hop. Happy Quilting! Hema (a.k
Hello Everyone, Welcome to my blog! I'm super excited to be part of Blithe Fabrics Blog Tour . These gorgeous Blithe fabrics are designed by Nina ( Katarina Roccella ). My heart felt thank you to both Nina and Art Gallery Fabrics for giving me the opportunity to participate in this blog tour. If you would like to checkout the other participants, click on the link in the beginning of this post. I decide to fussy cut these cute little birds from the Bird Songs Moon fabric to make the center of my stars: The following accent fabrics were used for the triangles of the stars: Here is my very first block, I wasn't going for monochromatic/low-volume look but it just happened so: Wonky Star Block Finished Quilt top Finished mini "My Little Stars" quilt My daughter's doll "Grace" checking out the quilt ;) Quilt Back If you would like get your hands on these gorgeous fabrics, check out my Etsy shop/New . Hope yo
This months tutorial is by Sarah Vedeler on swrils one of my favorite FMQ designs. Her swrils were deeper and perfect for any border. I used this for the outer border on the pillow I'm making. This is 18x 18 pillow sham for my for the baby quilt I made in August . Here is my practice for this month. Spiral FMQ design by Sarah Vedeler Spiral FMQ closeup I got to hurry up on the final quilt with all the challenge FMQs soon. Just waiting for tomorrow to see whats in store for December.
Lovely how the black border fabric pulls it altogether and your meander quilting looks great.ReplyDelete
Thank you, Liz! I love that black fabric too. Actually I was first planning to have it for my back of the quilt. But didn't have enough fabric. It could just be the center of the top my itself. Will post some pics of it.Delete
I've just enlarged the photo of the back of your quilt to look at your stippling - it's great! I didn't do large-scale, because I changed my mind about the design I wanted on my quilt, but found it tough working on a bigger quilt - knowing where I was going and just the physical effort of heaving the thing through the machine!ReplyDelete
Thank you, Anne! But I like the stippling scale which I did for butterfly quilt(1/2 inch). This one seems to be too large and my stipple are very elongated. Any way was just glad to get it done :-).Delete
P.S: My previous comment had so many errors, I deleted it and recreated this one. I thought it showed that I was sleep deprived ;)..LOL