Wednesday, July 18, 2012

My Week

I unearthed this work in progressed and have now been quilting it, for a week.  Now that I've seen the beauty of dense quilting, I'm finding it hard to do anything else, and on a large lap quilt it takes time.  I think it will be worth it though.
I was somewhat disappointed with this quilt top, back in September 2011 because my inattention to value made the overall design less obvious.  The rectangles don't all form clear pinwheels.  I am attempting to remedy the problem by quilting the yellow and gray pinwheels with a different design.  I chose two designs from Angela's book: paisley and chain squares (although mine are rectangles).

Wrangling a big quilt through my little machine makes for some wobbly free motion quilting, but I think I'm going to love it, especially after it is washed.  And it's definitely better than leaving the top hanging in the closet any longer.

11 comments:

Kristie said...

It looks adorable :)

Jessica said...

Wow, your quilting looks amazing so far. You are making me want to get that book!

Patchwork and Play said...

A finish is a great thing! I bet you fall in love with it all over again when you are done! The quilting looks amazing!

Annie said...

I can't wait for you to spread it out for us! I'm having a hard time imagining rectangular pinwheels. LOL But from what I see, it looks gorgeous! Your quilting looks really fun too!

Svetlana said...

wow, this looks fantastic. Can't wait to see it all finished and perfectly wrinkled.

Debbie said...

This is lovely! I just finished some quilt wrangling myself & it's amazing what a good wash & dry will do!

Debbie said...

p.s. I just got Angela's book - It is SO cool!

alidiza said...

This looks fabulous!!! I'm addicted to Angela's paisley quilting... it makes everything look great: )

West Michigan Quilter said...

Love your quilt. Love the way you are quilting it too!

LynCC said...

LOVE these fabrics together! Very fun quilting going on, too. Can't wait to see it. :D And isn't it truly amazing how much the quilting itself can transform a bleh quilt and bring it to life?

CitricSugar said...

I was wondering when this one would come back... It looks amazing. The quilting! I'm going to have to get that book just for the ideas. I need to practice my FMQ - that paisley looks divine!