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.

Karin

8 comments:

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

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

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

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

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

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  6. Wow and wow again... You are really fantastic... This is the most wonderful quilting...and you said that most of it is freehand...no markings??? Or did I get this completely wrong! Anyway....it's amazing...what so ever!!! And the back!!!! Impressive!!!

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  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!

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

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