Saturday, 15 June 2013

WIP: Colour Adventure Finished

I am a bit busy at the moment with various things, home and workwise, hence have not posted that much lately. Planning for a trip away in July, so am making a concentrated effort to get some things done.

This quilt is finally finished, except for the binding which I am currently attaching. Also a bit of a saga as I tried to do the binding a little bit differently this time (trying to be super neat...well that backfired big time. Had to take the whole binding off and re-straighten my quilt. Lesson learnt: stick with what you know/let go of that damned perfectionism!)

Here are some close ups of the quilting

Use of taupe thread over several colours - worked brilliantly!

Centre design - a bit more loft would have been good

Surrounding swirl design

Border designs and In-lining of the second border

Corner Treatment


The back looks great
Well, this certainly has been an adventure and a half...I must say I have learned heaps from this, first and foremost...Patience! This was not a quick piece for me and I struggled at times with my own impatience to get it finished. I had a very definite view in my head about how I wanted this to look and struggled to let go of some ideas that just would not have worked.

Overall, I am really happy with this and proud of my little achievement here but also a bit disappointed...unfortunately, the batting (bamboo) I used created bearding like there was no tomorrow and this was a real distraction while quilting but also impacts on the overall quality of the quilt obviously. Definitely will not be using that batting again.

I think I might be doing a Whole Cloth quilt next....just feathers ...that would keep me happy.

Linking up to Leah Day's FMQ Friday.


Karin

7 comments:

  1. Your quilt is gorgeous. I love the border details especially.
    For the bearding have you tried a clothes roller - the sticky sort you can get from Ikea, it might just pick up the other bits without pulling more out - I would test a small corner first to check.

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  2. Great quilting! The border is beautiful. I haven't tried bamboo batting, so thanks for the heads-up.

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  3. It turned out beautiful, and the feathers are so perfect!

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  4. Karin,

    It's fabulous. Your quilting is so even and regular. You must be so pleased now it is finished!

    Love from England,
    Muv

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  5. Sorry to hear about the bamboo batting. I have not tried it yet, so maybe I will stay with what works best for me..Hobbs 80/20. Your quilting is wonderful.

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  6. It's wonderful, Karin. I love the colors, the piecing and your quilting design. The two-color border feathers are stunning.

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  7. A++++ Beautiful stitching! An inspiration!

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