Thursday, 20 September 2012

Quilt Along #31 - Lava Paisley

This week on the Quilt Along Wednesdays with Leah Day we are sewing a design which is called Lava Paisley.

I have been doing a bit more FMQ practice this week and gave the design a go earlier (see earlier post). That actually was a lot of fun and while this is not a design that instantly appealed to me, I was amazed at how nice it turned out. I found it easier than the 'normal' Paisley design as it did not seem to matter whether or not one got the distances and wiggles exactly right...the design seemed to just flow and evolve.

Here is my completed square on my 'practice' quilt:


Bit all over the place and for once I am glad you cannot see the stitching close up...I was trialling the Mettler Polyester thread and don't think I got the tension quite right. However, this is the 'practice' quilt and therefore it will be good enough. This is as much a practicing piece as it is also an exercise in letting go of perfectionism. When I had a look at it from a bit of a distance I was actually amazed at how effective this looks, uneven stitches and all. This quilt will be one of a kind.

Linking up to Leah Day's Quilt Along Wednesdays.

Until next time

Karin

10 comments:

  1. Beautiful Lava Paisley! I can't wait to see the whole quilt!

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    1. Thanks. Soon going to run out of squares and will have to go into the sashing...this should be interesting.

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  2. Oh your quilt block looks awesome! The lava paisley just turned out perfect! :-)

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    1. Yes, I like it, even though this was not a design that particularly appealed to me

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  3. Hallo Karin,

    dein Lava Paysley Quilting ist wunderschön gelungen!

    LG Klaudia (Germany)

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    1. Vielen Dank Claudia. Ich mag das auch, obwohl ich diesen Design nicht so richtig gemocht habe am Anfang. Das ist das Gute bei diesem Quilt Along...man probiert das alles mal aus.

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  4. Awesome Karin! That is some gorgeous stitching!

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  5. Thank you, yes it is a really effective design. I am glad I tried this. Came much easier to me than the normal Paisley.

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