Friday, December 28, 2012

WIP Wednesday, Friday - tomato, tomatoe...



As we rock along with another holiday day, could be Wednesday, could be Thursday, but I'm pretty sure it's Friday today.

Progress in the sewing shed.

Avalon Quilt - ran out of backing fabric.   As the pattern says you need over 3 yards, it was unlikely I would have been able to squeeze by with 1 metre.


On to project number Two.

Made In Cherry quilt - currently being quilted.   You know, I probably started this top sometime about a year ago.


Following Leeann's inspiration, I have quilted the orange peel pattern around the squares using a khaki/cream variegated Gunnold thread - I love the secondary pattern you get from this design.




Unlike Leeann, I have begun quilting feathery and swirly designs in the background areas - a good chance to practice my feather quilting and work out how to use a feather to fill an area.


From the front


From the back


For the backing, I used a selection of metre and half metre pieces of these related floral fabrics from one of Robyn Pandolph's lines, then threw in a piece of a khaki heath fabric I had picked up as an oddment to fill a little gap.  I couldn't really get a photo that I was happy with.





Love this quilty texture

6 comments:

  1. I'm so impressed with your machine quilting skills! The feathering is lovely! And the backing is perfect too!

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  2. Love your feathers :-). Mine always look wonky so I unpick them ! I also like your pieced back.

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  3. The feathers are perfect. Did you plan the feathers out before starting? I am really impressed with how well you filled the spaces - something I struggle with.

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  4. I am also impressed with your machine quilting...and glad you went with the dark grey on the Avalon quilt.

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  5. You're making great progress on your Cherry quilt!! Lovely quilting!! Janet sure looks like she has it sussed! Funny how the backing for quilt#1 ran out...(I guess you were hoping the instructions had been extra generous in their allowance!)

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  6. i just get done swearing that i'll finish up my UFO's in 2013, and then i stumble on your post and it reminds me that i want to make a made in cherry quilt. i really, really want to make one. maybe i'll have to bargain with myself if i finish a few old projects first :)

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