Wednesday, 8 May 2013

WIP Wednesday

[edited: managed to post with a para and photo missing. Trying again.]

Thank you very much to everybody who commented on my last post and made such helpful suggestions for quilting this Siblings Together quilt - I really appreciate it.

I'm back with an update!    I was supposed to be working yesterday but was stuck in with an ill child so, I spent the day tenderly ministering seized the chance and went ahead and did some machine quilting.  I pretty much stuck to my original plan and started by shadow quilting the patterned rectangles.


I then went twice round each block of four.


And then once round the outside of the whole thing.


I'm a bit concerned by the puffy central cross (possibly I just should have ironed it before photographing. And photographed it in the sun.).  Some hand quilting would definitely help knock it down, but at the moment I really like the unfussy simplicity and quiet plain-ness of it.

The final decision still to be made though is what to do with the patterned blocks. I didn't want to quilt them and Marit and Sandra had suggested hand tying them, which is the perfect solution.  I tried a couple of things and unpicked it, then I tried some cross stitches.


Something along these lines is definitely the way to go but I am worried it looks a bit crap and have to do a bit more experimentation!

After that I just have a bit of snagging to do.  It's my mission to have this done, dusted and washed by Friday since I only seem to be capable of working on one thing at a time (thanks for your tolerance:-)) and am itching to start a new project.  I'm linking up with the awe-inspiring lists of WIPs at:


WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

14 comments:

  1. Your hand tying is similar to how I worked on the centre panel of a recent large quilt. I did crosses but each of the four arms started from the centre i.e. four stitches then a little centre one. Hope this makes sense but I was really happy with the result

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  2. It is really lovely! I think your quilting suits it perfectly!

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  3. oh it's looking fab. Hand tying the squares is inspired

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  4. Your quilting is lovely, and really suits the quilt!

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  5. Great choice on the quilting! I really like the simplicity of the straight lines too and it helps fill the white space.

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  6. I agree - the quilting is simple and suits the project. The fabrics are fabulous and will make the teenager feel sophisticated indeed, I'd bet!

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  7. Love how your rectangles show off the Aviary prints and think the hand tying will give a sweet old fashioned feel to the finish!

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  8. You are right to go with unfussy and simple for this. Those fabrics are lovely and deserve to be the star of the quilt.

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  9. I think it is beautiful. I love the simplicity of the quilting and I think those little cross stitches are inspired.

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  10. I too love the simplicity of the quilting Catherine - it's going to be a beautiful finish :)

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  11. It is beautiful Catherine. I love how you decided to highlight the panels with the white sashing and the quilting. It is going to be a fabulous quilt. I really like the cross stiches.

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  12. I thought in your last post that it looked fantastic with everything patched together, and now with the quilting in the white areas it's even better! Does it really need something on the patterned squares (I can't remember if you said how big they are)? I quite like it with no quilting in those bits!

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  13. What about a machine sewn diagonal X in each patterned square and then hand tie the centre of each square where the 2 diagonals cross? Love the square quilting that you've already done it's looking fab :)

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  14. I think it's looking wonderful and love the idea of the ties!

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