Monday, 9 June 2014

A FMQ Kind of Day

Continued on my Whole Cloth. In fact, I had completed the whole inner border doing a feather scroll design completely freehand earlier in the week. When it was finished I decided that it was too informal and not consistent enough for the formalised style of the quilt, so I took it all out and started again.Yah, I know...crazy

Here it goes...did do this the whole day yesterday.You can see the compaction that the microstippling produced...this worried me a bit
Sewn in spine guide
Design in pink thread
I had the previous version in white which looked too bright...whatever was I thinking with that blueish border. Anyway I decided to use the pink thread, even though that looked fairly bla...then I covered the pink thread with some gold splays to jazz it up a bit and that did the trick.

Splays gold thread

A bit closer
This design is stitched from the bottom up and involves a fair bit of backtracking. Good thing I love doing that...always a bit of a personal challenge to try to go back in the same holes that you stitched before. Manage this by now about 50% of the time. However, the design is a bit tricky because at my machine the visibility ahead is a bit poor at times. Last time I did this I ended up with sometimes two, and sometimes three plumes because I could not estimate the space ahead. Worked hard this time to avoid this.
The completed design

What do you think?

And then there is the back

I actually think I should start showing my quilts from the back...just love the look of this.

Linking up to Anything Goes Mondays at Stitch by Stitch.



  1. Beautiful quilting, the back looks stunning, too!

  2. Impressive quilting! Like the centre medallion very much.

  3. visiting from anything goes Monday. This is amazing. Oh I aspire to this kind of quilting

  4. Oh my goodness the quilting is amazing. What a wonderful job, it was all worth it!

  5. Wow, that is so beautiful!!!!

  6. Wow and wow again... You are really fantastic... This is the most wonderful quilting...and you said that most of it is markings??? Or did I get this completely wrong!'s amazing...what so ever!!! And the back!!!! Impressive!!!

  7. This came out so beautiful! I love it! I can't believe you ripped out all those stitches but I would have done the same if I wasn't happy with it. Guess we're all a little crazy!

  8. Oh I missed reading your blog! Lovely feathers and that micro-stippling is pure awesome!


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