Wednesday, 13 April 2016

WIP: Wholecloth - Skeleton Complete

Completed the major stitching on my Wholecloth (except for one little line that is missing which has gone completely unnoticed).

Did some major stitching this morning to finish this off as my machine is due for a service and if I don't do it now I will never get around to it).
This was a lot of work, however I thoroughly enjoyed myself...very relaxing process if you take it easy and just go bit by bit. You cannot see it very well but I made a right old mess out of the marking and I was keen to give my Wholecloth an initial spray with water to get rid of it. I don't like leaving the markings in for too long...don't quite trust it, even though I have not had any major disasters with it. For this piece though, I did make a few mistakes and had several markings on this top, one in blue and the other one in purple to distinguish where I wanted to go. I had to wait with the rinsing as I needed to stitch in the spine for some feathers on the outside...first marking was nice except I had it all the wrong way around which mucked up the corner, so today I went over that drawing with my purple marker to complete the spine. All looked pretty messy, so I was keen to get rid of that.

Nice day today, so here it is on the washing line, drying
Now you can see that I am using two different Aurifil colours...grey and light beige.

Also discovered a fair number of little flaws...some sloppiness on my part in burying the threads and some marks that I did not see before. Not too bothered with it, as it still will go for a wash when it is finished and the flaws...well, can't be helped. Looking forward to start the FMQ on some of the areas that still need filling. Also will do some more work on the grids...the fun is just starting...

This is my Wholecloth quilt version from Cindy Needham's class ' Machine Quilting Wholecloth Quilts'. I can't recommend this highly enough...the class is very good and I am learning a lot...also, how good is it that you can ask questions! You literally have expert advice at your finger tips. I did have a question and posted it on the discussion pane and Cindy answered virtually straight away. I have used this feature before in other classes and this is just so helpful and actually quite being in a class room. If you never taken a class, or are to busy to attend classes physically, I can really recommend this.

Linking up to Let's Bee Social #120 over at Sew Fresh Quilts



  1. Dear Karin,
    your wholecloth looks amazing and I cannot find the missing line. ;) The class is really amazing and I loved watching it.
    Greetings, Rike

  2. Wow, ich bin total begeistert, was für eine Arbeit, du hast meinen tief empfundenen Respekt!

  3. You are coming along very nicely with it. I might just have to take that class yet!

  4. Love watching your progress on this! It's just gorgeous!

  5. It's stunning Karin. I've found your quilting so inspiring. I can well imagine your machine needs a service, it is one work horse! One question is how big is this quilt. It's hard from the pics to get a sense of scale.

  6. Very pretty! I like how each of the corners has a slightly different fill.

  7. It is beautiful Karin. I've put the class on my wish list for when my FMQ improves. Any flaws are probably more noticeable to you than anyone else. Looking forward to the next instalment.


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