Saturday, March 06, 2010

The Quilting 



I decided on turquoise as the background color and used a Marimekko fabric for the backing and Cotton Classic for the batting. I stitched in the ditch on the spokes of the spiderwebs and then today will be quilting the blue parts and binding the thing.
On a design like this a simple and spare amount of quilting is really the best. There is so much pattern in the design that the quilting would only compete. And knowing that this is a wall quilt, excessive quilting becomes unnecessary.
The centers are left open so far, with the batting visible in this photo. I am still considering what color or colors I may use.

8 comments:

  1. WOW I love this quilt.

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  2. Melody, Are you using basting spray to hold the layers? I see no pins.
    It's a happy quilt.!!

    Caryl

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  3. Very, very nice. I agree minimal quilting is all this needs - otherwise your eyes would get tired. Love it.

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  4. Caryl,
    No I don't like basting spray, which is a glue that I'd rather not breath. eeeouwww.
    I pin basted this piece and removed the pins as I quilted the area.

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  5. Love,love,love it!
    I can't wait to see what you do with the centers... Yellow, Lime green maybe?

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  6. Fabulous, as usual. Leaving those centers undone would make me nervous. I'm sure yours will be terrific.

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  7. Centers on old log cabin quilts used to be red. Yellow would be great eye catcher on this one... but any color is going to work.
    Great colors!!! Everyone needs a quilt like this for the winter time!

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  8. Beautiful!

    Kristin F. in SC

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