Tuesday 11 November 2008

A poor, forgotten quilt.

I started this quilt at a workshop a few years ago and it has been folded up in the bottom of the cupboard waiting to be quilted. Tastes change over the years and I'm not that keen on it anymore. I now prefer brighter, more patterned fabrics.

A quilting friend came over today and reminded me about the quilt. She knows I hate tacking the layers together and helped me do it a couple of years ago. I'm not sure how to quilt it. I did start doing some freemotion quilting in a variegated thread which really was the wrong colour so I have started unpicking it.

Despite saying that I'm not keen on it I feel quite inspired to finish it and am in the mood to have another go at the quilting.

This picture shows the back (looking somewhat creased). I made too many blocks so used them as a centre for the backing.

Does anyone have any ideas on how to quilt it?


Sarah said...

No sorry : ( YOu can always ditch stitch - which I HATE!

Gone to Earth said...

What about a bit of the old free-motion stitching following the squares/rectangle shapes. Kind of starting in the middle of the square and working out in a free-motion style? I'm seen it on table runners and it looked quite effective.

sewkalico said...

Good that you want to finish it. I am not the woman to ask, but perhaps doing something along the diagonal of the bigger squares...
Loved your stitcher's gifts that you sent. I feel the same when you hand over a parcel. It's a bit of the unknown!

wonderwoman said...

just an idea - how about quilting using larger stitches than normal (gets done quicker) but in a contrasting thread and go from corner to corner so you get a wave effect - or like an upside V !


Indigo Blue said...

I would free machine quilt it in a colour which co-ordinates, maybe put one clour on the bobbin to suit the backing and another colour cotton reel to suit the top layer.

Heather said...

What a beautiful blog you have! I just went back through it a couple of pages, and I love the bags and things you make, very pretty :) I have a 6 & 7 year old and aren’t they fun?? I am glad to see another mommy keeping busy with making things. I will add you to my reader so I can follow you :)

It’s good to see you are finishing this quilt top! This is why I try to finish quilts within a year, because my tastes change really quick :) I think doing a free motion pattern all over it would look really nice on this quilt.

Drucilla's Stitches said...

Hi Maria,, I just found your blog and I'm enjoying looking at all the beautiful things you have been making, especially the bags.
I love the quilt in the header of your blog, is this your quilt? I would love to know more about the pattern, lovely flowers!
Have a nice day!