As promised, here are the photos from last week’s Quilt Marathon.
This is the first quilt that I put on the frame. I thought that I would start with the “easiest one.”
I SID around all the shapes, it is boring but it does bring the piecing to life.
The outside border has 2 different sizes of stars on it. The panel inside is outlined as well. Pretty basic but effective.
The second quilt is similar to the first, in that the same panel was used .
Again, I outlined all the piecing and the inside panel.For the outside border, I did a stars with a swirl.
The red striped border was just outlined. The stars were given a more regal treatment by stitching 2 different designs ( pebbling and lines) so that it would add texture and some
interest to that area of the quilt.
To be quite honest, I like both of these quilts.
Which one do you like the best?
When I took the quilts to Northcott, I was complaining how we Canadians have no emblem that shouts “Canada!”
And I think that we need another color on our flag beside red and white.
I hope that I don’t lose my citizenship over this. If you have any ideas, let me know.
This is a quilt made from Stonehenge fabrics. Because I have been quilting them lately, the fabric is beginning to grow on me.
I divided the quilting up into 2 blocks. The brown blocks are a 16 patch so I did a continuous curve in that area.
The white blocks were given straight lines to add texture once again. The small inside cream border was given a swirl design and the outside brown
border was given a triangular stitch that kind of mimmics that cream block stitching.
I hope that this all makes sense to you- the real quilt does look better.
I then moved onto the 2 space quilts. The fabric actually glows in the dark. It is cool after you realize that the fabric is glowing.
I outlined everything and then stitched stars, moons and a sun in the small starry blocks. I went for a black hole motif
in the purple border but I didn’t like it when it was all done. It stayed in though-too much stitching to unstitch.
This is the second space quilt. I outlined everything first and then stitched a crescent moon shape in the yellow border.
It was cool but took over an hour to do that alone. No, I am not complaining!
I just want people to know that even though longarming is faster than hand stitching, it still does take time. Alot of it sometimes too.
For the outside border, I stitched a swirl with stars design again. That theme seemed to fit the quilt as I went along.
I am realizing that I love designing the quilt before I even start stitcing but sometimes I also hate trying to
figure out what I will stitch. I think that I am beginning to sound a little mad-it is a love-hate relationship.
This is what happens when you become involved in a quilt marathon.
Which space quilt do you like the best?
Thanks for your patience and I hope that the waiting was well worth it.