Sunday, January 8, 2012

Design Wall Monday-January 8, 2012

I've actually been quilting! This isn't the UFO from the list I put up, but it was already pinned so I thought it might be logical to work on it. I'm not quite done, I still have three more borders to quilt, then I need to add the binding and label...then I'll be done.

I'm doing another challenge about learning free motion quilting. SewCalGal is hosting it, and she has recruited 12 different free motion quilters to teach lessons, one each month. Participants follow the lessons and post their samples each month. There are prizes!

It's kind of funny, because I thought after I practiced the leaves (the first month's lesson) that I would use it on this quilt. After all, the fabric is all leaves, but I decided something simpler would fit it better. I have many tops to finish, so I'll have plenty of opportunity to practice.

This picture shows the whole quilt top. The quilting lines are lengthwise, except for the brown border pieces on the top and bottom, those lines will run parallel to the longer sides. I used my walking foot with a pastel variegated 40 weight thread for the top, and a 50 weight cotton in the bottom with a size 14 needle. It's working out pretty well. The back of this is a yellow fleece, and I decided the bottom thread should match. The tension is pretty good and I like the way it looks.

If you want to see more design walls, check out Judy's blog.

12 comments:

Allie said...

What a pretty quilt - love the colors!!

Quilter Kathy said...

Quilting looks great! Very adventurous of you to use different colours of thread on top and bottom. I usually take the lazy way and make them both the same!

Sue Daurio said...

what a great quilt!! I agree the simple lines on this one instead of leave is a better approach. Is this your design? It's great!

Julia said...

I really like this quilt. It seems like it would be easy to make and yet it is so lovely. I'm so taken in with these new "modern" quilts.

QuiltSwissy said...

Perfect quilt for practicing all those free motion designs! Love the brights, esp in January!
glen in Louisiana

Julie Kaye from KS said...

That's a great top. Love your colors. I should be doing the quilting lessons too. Maybe I'll check into that.

Vicki said...

Such a pretty quilt and I love it so much. I think I need to make one, nice job!!

Jo said...

This is cute...it looks almost like stained glass.

AnnieO said...

I like your wavy lines! Simply and effective on the pretty colored blocks.

Miri said...

Great quilt! Terrific colors and design.

Annie said...

I love your quilt! It's so bright and cheerful to look at today, which is a very dreary day weather wise.

Sarah said...

I love your quilt - what a great way to showcase some fabrics and still have a pattern. Did you design this, or find it somewhere? I can see myself making several with fabric lines that I love, but which would lose their beauty if cut up and mixed together too much!

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