Monday, 29 May 2017

The One Before The Last

No, I am not giving up blogging, but this is the penultimate blogpost about the #freefall quilt, or as I like to call it #dougiesshirts quilt. I have finished. Only a label left to do, and sure my sister knows I made it for her, does she need a label? Yes, it does, that's a whole project in itself.


The linkup for Sandra, mmmquilts, is on 15 June, and I want to keep the final photos for then. I finished tonight about 5 minutes ago, 8.55pm on Monday 29 May, but I will show you the photo from lunch time.

I used two threads for the quilting, a green aurifil thread, 4129, the green spool weight for the bobbin. The top thread is a YLI thread , a variegated brown and cream quilting thread which I used in the Coins quilt I made for my dad way back in September 2015. This seemed rather appropriate. Some of the binding fabric from this quilt will be used again here.

I decided to quilt the lapquilt in two different directions. The blue shadow leaf is quilted in a diagonal from the centre of the long tip to the edges of the blue leaf. The quilting is the width of the small squares, 1 1/2" apart. The green background has the quilting going from left to right, or top to bottom, whichever you prefer with lines that I am afraid don't look just so evenly spaced and straight.


So far so good. Except I might not be finished yet. I was toying with the idea doing a perle cotton outline around the blue shadow leaf. I'm going to try and see how it looks. Watch this space.

Helen x

8 comments:

  1. It wouldn't have even dawned on me that you might be giving up blogging. I love the progress on your quilt and I think the perle cotton is going to look great. Your sister is going to be the recipient of a very beautiful and meaningful gift.

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  2. The shadow leaf is a brilliant effect.....lots of happy memories in that quilt!

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  3. Looks so soft and lovely! I'm sure she is going to love it!

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  4. Love the Perle cotton outline idea. It will definitely perk up the quilt :-)

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  5. I have been a little slack in the blogging world too, it happens. As you know I really like quilt, what a wonderful memory quilt.

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  6. I've been so excited watching this quilt come together and can't wait to see it completely finished during the linky party. I'm sure your sister will cherish this quilt.

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  7. I love this and would definitely add a bit of perle; I think it would sit really well with the soft, worn shirting feel of the quilt.

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  8. I like how you did the quilting, I zoomed in close for a better look. The quilt looks so soft and cuddly, I'm sure it will be much loved and appreciated.

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