Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Listen To Your Quilt!

So I have my quilt on my frame.  I had originally planned to do a tight stipple on the applique vine blocks and a feather of some type on the stacked coins part.  But then I got nervous and decided to try doing a leafy vine treatment on each row/column of the quilt.

Bad idea.


Of course I did two rows before I decided I didn’t like it.  Also, the pattern width is the exact with of the opening of the throat on my sewing machine so it has to be lined up exactly AND as I roll the quilt, I will start to lose throat space.

So I decided to do what the quilt wanted in the first place:  a stipple outline on the applique row and some sort of feather on the stacked coins part.  I got this far this morning:


The quilting really pops out the vine which is what I wanted.  I am still nervous about doing the stacked coins part.  Following a pattern is difficult and I don’t want to screw it up.  But this quilt deserves more than just meandering.  And I really need to learn to do more.  Decisions, decisions!

P.S.  For more on this quilt look here and here

P.P.S.  Check out my daughter Adrienne!


Anonymous said...

Beautiful quilt Diane. Can't wait to see it finished.