Thursday, July 23, 2009

Sneak Peak

I am making progress on the quilt for my sister Rose. I hope to complete the quilting and start binding it by the middle of next week.
I almost never mark my quilts for stitching and rarely plan anything. I quilt on my domestic machine where I just begin in the middle and work my way out.

Here is a sneak peak at the back. Hopefully you can see some of the detail by clicking on the image.

I like to vary the stitching, so you will see some meandering, a little McTavishing, a few feathers......I have never done feathers on a quilt before but I LOVED doing them and I am quite pleased with how these turned out so I just might get a little more brave on my next project.












I also added a few little "hidden" things like this sail boat and hammer, each are only two and a half inches in size. For these I drew my outline with a black sharpie marker onto some water soluble stabilizer, once pinned in place, I simply stitched the outline and then tore away the stabilizer.


Just a couple of borders left to quilt.

15 comments:

blushing rose said...

Beautiful! TTFN ~Marydon

fancystitching said...

Very nice! I love the little "extras" you put in there.
Kat

Ariane said...

Wow!! The quilting looks amazing!!!

Becky said...

You did all that detail on your regular sewing machine?!?!? How did you manuver your material. Mine just seems to always get in the way and I end up just stitching in the ditch or hand quilting in a straight line.

kjquilts said...

Oh my goodness! I am so envious of your machine quilting. Your sister is one lucky lady to be getting this!

Pat said...

You are incredibly good to do that kind of quilting on a regular sewing machine! Your work is fabulous!!!

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

This is beautiful! I love the stitching!!!!
The first time I did feathers on a machine was fopr a border and all I did was mark the spine, then just eyeballed it from there. Ther first few, I was terrified. Then after than I discovered they are sooooo easy to do, all nice and neat and reasonably the same size.
I use my regular mache too when I quilt; no place for one of the big monsters!

swissquilter said...

Great! I love your quilting and it shows perfectly. Thanks for sharing.
Edith

(Megan) said...

What beautiful quilting lines! I envy how beautiful the back of the quilt is!

Sherri D said...

Quilting has such a learning curve to it! Each quilt is usually better than the last one too. You're doing very good on yours! I hope to tackle feathers soon myself. Love McTavishing too. :)

Quilter Kathy said...

The quilting is gorgeous! Love it from the back...it's an amazing whole cloth quilting! You take such nice photos...I'm still trying to get my mac to allow my blog photos to enlarge.

Bluebell said...

This quilt is beautiful well done, I completed a wholecloth quilt las year, I handstitched it, it took me all winter but was worth it I am really proud of it and so should you be.

Quilt Hollow said...

Did I read DSM? Wow...you really have a gift of quilting!!

Diane J. Evans said...

You're a master of McTavishing! I'm inspired for my next quilting effort!

Diane

Clare W said...

such detail - it's wonderful....and even better in close up.

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