Sunday, November 13, 2011

Design Wall-The Quilted Sky

 The sky is a little poofy, and I didn't want to quilt it a lot because I knew it wouldn't be smooth (I'm just not that good). I was looking at it, and knew that it needed something, and then I thought of more knots, so I did. You can see it's not great, but I think it will be OK. Sometimes I look at quilting and think it just looks awful, and other people look and they don't see it, so I'm going to assume this will be OK.

The quilting in the sky is completed on the right side, but just marked and pinned on the left. I have to say I transferred the design by marking the design with pin holes, then rubbing chalk across the paper. Then I took a marking pencil and darkened the lines so I could see them to quilt. They kind of rubbed off as I was quilting (yay) and I used a white eraser to complete the job. I saw this used when I watched a video about the Tentmakers of Cairo a fascinating look at the work they do, with some techniques thrown in. If I hadn't seen that video last week, I would have struggled to figure out how to add the design...so yay surfing!

If you want to see what other design walls have on them, check out Judy's blog.

8 comments:

Denise :) said...

Your quilting looks great -- it very much enhances the piece and you're doing a wonderful job!! :)

Quilter Kathy said...

I love this Mary! And the quilting design is a perfect compliment. It's amazing how the right information comes along at the right time!

Connie said...

This is absolutely amazing work! How beautiful!

Editfolt said...

Oh, this quilt charm me. I love it. Congratulations. Edit from Hungary.

Pattilou said...

We are our own worst critics! I'm thinking your piece so far is stunning and your quilting looks great!

Erin in MI said...

The quilting looks great Mary! You're doing wonderfully! If you do decide that you want to add more quilting to that section...you cold always try echo quilting around the knot...that would fill in more space for you.

Heather said...

Awesome! Your quilting looks great to me. I think we're all just a little too critical of our own work. ;o)

LOVE this quilt!

Anonymous said...

I love your idea for the quilting - it really compliments the entire quilt. The entire project is beautiful!

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