Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Quilt Along #36 - Trapped Paisley

This week's task on  Leah Day's Quilt Along Wednesdays  was a continuation of the Flowing Lines design, however instead of filling the spaces with stippling, Paisley was used to fill in the gaps.

Originally I was going to go straight onto the border of my practice quilt to give that a go, however, I thought I better try this out first to see whether this worked for me and also to get a sense of how tight this was going to be.


This is the approximate size of my border. The stitching is very rough on my sample, however it did give me a good idea on how this was going to work in the border. I do not find it too tight but am not sure I would want it across the entire border. Not sure whether it was just me but I did a lot of backtracking. Also tried the lines as fillers...this I saw at Pat's from Colour Me Quilty. I thought that was a brilliant idea and looked great and was a quick way to fill in the gaps. 

Maybe I should combine 2 -3 different fillers across the border...hmm...undecided.
Ran out of time to do anything else.

Until next time

Karin

8 comments:

  1. Nice job! I haven't tried it yet. Maybe when I get home!

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    1. Was struggling myself this week...lots going on

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  2. Oh, I like it with both the paisley and Pat's lines. Makes a very interesting texture! ~Jeanne

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    1. Agree, very interesting design. When I get a bit more time, I will try it out on one of the borders

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  3. I like it with both the lines and the paisley. Jeanne's right, great texture.

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  4. Yes, this design is really versatile...you could really quilt anything you fancy within those gaps. Very clever

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  5. Nice job on the border practice - had not thought of using the design that way, but it works really well. Love the lines. I am currently working on a quilt where I think that would be the perfect design choice!

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  6. When I saw your practice piece, I thought it was very interesting. It reminded me of a bas relief that you might see in architecture ;) Very lovely.

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