I am super excited about the progress I am making with the quilting of my Star Surround top. Here is a picture of the top pre-quilting:
I started with some stitching in the ditch around the middle star and again around the surround area (the black piecing). Then, I showed you a picture of the pebbling I'm going with in the white space both inside and outside the surround:
The lime/blue pieces are quilted with some dot-to-dot motifs (which I learned in Angela Walters' latest Craftsy class).
And this weekend, I spent a bit of time practicing drawing swirls on paper. Once I was satisfied that I kind of knew what I was doing, I started sewing swirls in the black areas. It looks awesome! I love the texture the swirls give to the quilt (I also learned how to do swirls by taking a class by Angela - Quilting Negative Space):
And that's how far I got. I have a little bit of the pebbling left to do and then I can move on to the binding and the label. I hope to have this quilt done for the next Montreal Modern Quilt Guild meeting at the beginning of November.
I will be linking up at Lee's for WIP Wednesday again this week. Why don't you do the same? Each linky party is full of inspiration. :-). Click the button in my sidebar...
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Wow! Your stitching is amazing!!! Gorgeous quilt Izzy!ReplyDelete
This is fantastic! I saw your thumbnail in the WIP linky and had t pop over and check out your quilting :) I've considered taking those craftsy classes, it's good to hear that you enjoyed them. Now I'm going to be cheeky and mention that I have a new Thursday linky party on quilting process that you may like to link up to :) you can find last weeks linky here if you're interested and there'll be a new one up tomorrow afternoon :) http://prettybobbins.com/2013/10/17/quilt-dont-want-threads-show/ReplyDelete
Your FMQ is fabulous! Love the pebbles and the swirls!ReplyDelete
Wow Izzy...that quilt top is amazing and so is your quilting. It's going to be stunning when you're finished!ReplyDelete
I am going to have to sign up for one of those Craftsy classes now. I love your FMQ and I have not really been brave enough to try it myself. A class might help.ReplyDelete
Seriously love this! I really wanted something detailed like this in mine too but I don't have the skills yet. I have a practice quilt just for that purpose!ReplyDelete
It's just fantastic! Congratulations!ReplyDelete
Fantastic FMQ! I've signed up for several craftsy classes but sadly haven't had time to "attend"!ReplyDelete
The quilting is looking great, I love the effect of the pebbles.ReplyDelete
I really love your quilting choices~ Someday I look forward to creating with thread like that!ReplyDelete
Love the quilting it looks fantastic!ReplyDelete
Your quilting is amazing! You obviously have the "touch" for it. What do you think the secret is? I seem to get all flustered and go too fast to get back over the same line. Then I think it just looks messy. Do you think the trick is fast feet, slower careful hands? I might have to try mixing it up a bit.ReplyDelete
Wow, can you believe not that long ago you felt like you couldn't FMQ? You sure have come a long way since then. Your quilting is just wonderful, and I am glad I get to see it.ReplyDelete