Monday, July 30, 2012

Final Stages

Add a few details, remove all the blue markings, finish the borders,feather all the scollops and (only three months from start to finish)I am DONE! What a lot of fun! What a lot or work! What a great feeling to have been part of creating something so beautiful!

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Finished At Last!!!!!

Months ago, I started quilting the biggest project that I have done so far in my experience. I have done larger quilts, but not anything with more designing, planning, sewing, unsewing, resewing and so forth. I told my daughter that I wanted her to design a quilt with lots of quilting space so that I could actually design and try things that I have never been able to do before because this kind of quilting is out of the norm that usually is done on customer quilts.
Here is the first step with the loading of the back of the quilt. This back was one of the challenges of the quilt. The back is red and the front is cream. That presents a challenge with two different colors of thread - red on the back and off white on the front. I learned a lot about tension that I had never really had to learn before. Fun!
Then the design work started. It was so fun. I decided to make the stars the center of each block and design aroung that.
From there is was just completing one area at a time and trying to keep all the design elements balanced and coordinated so that the quilt looked like a harmonious whole. There were times when a whole new area had to be redesigned so that it looked right.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

One For Me

Actually finished a little quilt for me this last couple of months. I wanted to try curved crosshatching on it. I had never done it before, and even tho it did not turn out perfect by any means, I was pleased with the way it finished up. I really learned a lot on this quilt, and it is so beautiful. My daughter made the top and she has a real talent with color.