Wednesday, April 17, 2013

The quilting.....

My heart is sore for all of those affected by the bombs in Boston yesterday....... such craziness in this world

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I spent a lot of hours this last week quilting my large Liberty Fields quilt top....


The quilting is by no means perfect... but soooooooo much fun to do.....

this is how the bunches of flowers look from the back....


... circle feathers were squared off at the corners ....


I really struggled with these triangles....I seem to be able to do them well in one direction but not the other.... it is probably something to do with right side/left side of the brain......


... the corners....


... and the border.....  I did the lines free motion...  would have had a straighter result if I used a walking foot but I wanted the naive nature of slightly squonk lines....


I used cream thread throughout except for the pebbling (or seeding in this case) of the flowers where I used a light gold to soften the contrast....


Lucky for me Susan gave me a bag of scraps on Sunday.....


so yesterday I managed to make the scrappy binding ....


... and just to show that I haven't forgotten a sneaky peak I also did some quilting on Sharon's table runner....


Righto, Gotto Go... edges to trim, binding to add .......

37 comments:

Marilyn said...

It's beautiful, Fiona. Love the pebbling/seeding in the flowers.

Cheryll said...

Your quilting looks GREAT to me. The quilt will be wonderful when done! Fantastic job Fiona! :)

Anonymous said...

lol you tease Shaz will be on the edge of her seat trying to work it out,you are so funny my friend and boy you are doing an awesome job of free motion quilting,well done,i must try my machine out soon.xx

Jeanette said...

Your quilting looks great Fiona. Hugs,xx.

sunny said...

Beautiful quilting! I hope I can get half that good someday. You must have many hours invested in the quilting.

Susie said...

Your quilting is AMAZING!! So impressive!

Sheila said...

Your quilting looks amazing Fiona , want to do a quilt for me ;-) hugs Sheila

Sharon - Lilabelle Lane said...

So envious of your quilting. Oh and lookie, my table runner is getting your quilting treatment :o) I am so Excited :o) Might have to do a post with a sneak peak for you ;o) hugs Sharon

Terry said...

Your quilting looks wonderful! :0)

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Wonderful quilting and I love the quilt as well especially the orange star flower. It looks like it glows.

Just Ramblin' said...

Your quilting is lovely. I love how the flowers look from the backside. Nola

WoolenSails said...

Your quilting is wonderful, love the designs and how it looks on the back.

Debbie

Noela said...

Your quilting looks very good to me Fiona. Hugs......

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Bubz...I am very impressed...very nice indeed,,,

Susan said...

I think you're being too hard on yourself, your quilting looks great. Love the bunch of flowers from the back.

Susan said...

I think your quilting is great- I'm just too chicken / lazy / ?? to try it - and too busy! Very clever use of scraps. Sharon must be very intrigued by now...

Charlie and Wendy said...

It's looking beautiful and your quilting looks great. Love your vintage finds and makes in the previous post too.

Jeneta said...

Fiona your quilt is absolutely STUNNING!!! The quilting is beautiful.

Josie said...

Wow! Gorgeous quilt. Love how you are quilting it too. I'm feeling very inspired now... thanks! ;o)

Bev C said...

Hello Fiona,

Just so lovely.

Good luck with the binding.

Happy days.
Bev.

Leanne said...

Your quilting looks amazing, well done.

Jane Galley said...

I love what you've done with your quilt, I need you to come and stand by me to do the same on one of mine. The scrappy binding will be perfect

Mistea said...

Clever you! That quilting looks fabulous.
Lovely the bunch of flowers.

debbie said...

Your quilting is fantastic. I really enjoyed meeting you on Sunday as I have read your blog for a long time! xx debbie

Sue B said...

that is stunning quilting Fiona, and a gorgeous quilt too.

marina said...

well done!! your quilting is amazing. Your beautiful quilt is even more beautiful! Love it!!

Chrissie said...

Brilliant quilting, love the flowers, very clever and creative

Maria said...

OMG Fiona your quilting is gorgeous...

jfoster8 said...

Your quilting looks amazing..well done

Jennifer said...

By gosh, your quilting has come along in leaps and bounds......that design suits the quilt so well!

Cheryl said...

Beautiful quilt Fiona, and your quilting is amazing

Michelle Ridgway said...

Gorgeous.... you are a wonder. That quilting is beautiful.

Shirley said...

The quilting looks really great to me.

Grethe said...

Gorgeous quilt, beautiful quilted, amazing how the middle of the flowers pop out, you are so good, Fiona :-)

Anthea said...

SQUONK? What? But what a great word!!
Fiona, the quilting is amazing, what a talent you are, it's looking amazing, but I don't envy you all the binding x

Chookyblue...... said...

you do beautiful quilting..........

simplestitches said...

lovely!

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